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A much more complete treatment can be seen in the Birmingham article at Wikipedia.
Birmingham (pron. ˈbɜ:mɪŋˌəm/Burr-ming-um) is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. Birmingham is the largest of England's core cities, and is considered by some to be the United Kingdom's "second city". The city's reputation was forged as a powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, a fact which led to Birmingham being known as "the workshop of the world" or the "city of a thousand trades".
People from Birmingham are known as 'Brummies', a term derived from the city's nickname of Brum. This comes in turn from the city's dialect name, Brummagem, which is derived from an earlier name of the city, 'Bromwicham'. There is a distinctive Brummie dialect (distinct vocabulary and syntax) and accent (way of speaking), both of which differ from those of the adjacent Black Country.
Duran Duran and BirminghamEdit
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John grew up at 34 Simon Road in Hollywood.
The pub Saramoons at Dale End, formerly known as "The Hole in the Wall", is where Nick and John decided to start the band.
The band got their start at the Rum Runner nightclub on 273 Broad Street, now the site of the Australian Bar.
Venues Duran Duran have played in Birmingham:Edit
- The Zoo (1979-03-25)
- Polytechnic (1979-04-05)
- Birmingham University (1979-05-10, 1979-11-14, 1979-11-15)
- Hexagon Theatre Arts Centre (1979-05-29)
- Barbarella's (1979-06-01)
- Golden Eagle (1979-10-11)
- Red Star Club (1979-11-25)
- Aston University (1980-10-03, 1980-10-03)
- Holy City Zoo (1980-03-25, 1980-07-22, 1980-10-22)
- Cedar Ballroom (1980-07-19)
- Hosteria One (1980-09-16)
- Cedar Ballroom (1980-10-04)
- Rum Runner (Rum Runner)
- The Odeon (Birmingham Odeon 1982)
- Aston Villa football ground (MENCAP Concert)
- N.E.C. Arena (Birmingham: NEC 1988, Birmingham 2000, Birmingham: April 25th 2004)
- The Symphony Hall (Birmingham Symphony Hall)
- Birmingham City football ground (Birmingham - England: 28-05-2005)
- N.I.A. (Birmingham NIA: 7 July 2008)
- HMV Institute (2010 - 28 September: Birmingham, UK)
In-store signing sessions:Edit
- HMV, New Street (27 November 1982)
- HMV, High Street (4 October 2004)
- Swordfish Records, Temple Street (28 September 2010)
- Andy Wickett
- Stephen Duffy
- Bob Lamb
- Ian Emes
- Paul Edmond
- Paul and Michael Berrow
- Simon Colley
- Alan Curtis
- Jeff Thomas
- Kahn & Bell
- Peter Powell
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