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The Duran Duran Timeline
<< 1987 1988 1989 >>

Duran Duran records and promotes the Big Thing album, and releases the singles "I Don't Want Your Love" and "All She Wants Is". A string of warm-up dates in small clubs leads to the beginning of a five-month world tour. Simon releases the Drum theme song "Grey Lady Of The Sea".

Date Event
Jan Mandala Internacional released in Brazil, featuring "A Matter Of Feeling".
Jan 4 Startrak Profile - Pop Concert: 88-01 broadcast in the USA, featuring live recordings from Duran Duran's Beacon Theatre show, held in New York on 31 August 1987.
Jan 8 Duran Duran: Hollywood Rock Festival, Praca Da Apoteose, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

bootlegged on Live In Rio and Duranies Carnival

Jan 15 Duran Duran: Hollywood Rock Festival, Estádio do Morumbi, São Paolo, Brazil
Jan 19 Nick interviewed on Eagle 106 radio (Philadelphia, PA)
 ? The More Than Physical album by Christopher Max released, featuring John Taylor.
 ? SYN Productions Company, Ltd. is established in England by Simon and his partner Nick Wood
 ? Simon begins hanging out more with the fashion crowd (Yasmin's friends) than those in the music business
 ? Duran begins working with manager Peter Rudge (previously with The Rolling Stones and The Who)
 ? Warren considers leaving Duran, because "I was tired of not contributing music to a project. I was writing tons of stuff, but I wasn't a writing member of the band."
 ? Grey Lady Of The Sea” is issued as a CD3 single in Japan; includes the song of the same name, plus tracks by Propaganda and Bronski Beat (co-produced by Simon Le Bon and Nick Wood)
 ? Grey Lady Of The Sea” is released by Syn as a CD5 single in the UK; available only in chemist's shops with purchase
 ? John does sessions work with Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards
May Warren plays most guitar parts as the band records the Big Thing album at Davout Studios in Paris
 ? Duran members work with Jonathan Elias at Davout Studios on different parts of his Requiem For The Americas project: Simon writes and sings “Follow In My Footsteps”, John plays bass on “The Chant Movement”
 ? Duran Duran World, a 234-page book written by Virginia Liberatore published.
May Chester Kamen plays guitar on the recording of “I Don't Want Your Love” (although it is Warren who appears in the video)
May-Jun Big Thing album mixed at Soundworks Studios in New York
 ? Rio album reissued on CD
Jun 20 Working for the Skin Trade concert video released
 ? John argues intensely with the record company and other band members over some of the mixes (especially “Drug”) selected for the album, and threatens to leave the band
Jul-Aug Video for “I Don't Want Your Love” filmed with director Steve Lowe; David Palmer, ex-drummer of ABC, appears in the video
Aug Unable to get first choices Steve Ferrone and David Palmer, Duran hires Ferrone-recommended drummer Sterling Campbell for tour
Aug Simon auditions backing singers at the DD Productions office in Wandsworth, London
mid-late Aug Nick and Rocks (at least) work at Nomis Studios in London, doing synth/sequencer programming for the tour
Summer-Winter Andy begins demoing & recording tracks for the unreleased album Nobody's Business. At least some of the recording took place & the 'final' version of the album was mastered at Copymasters Studios (now Masterpiece) in London.

Known demo dates are 25 Aug, 21 Sept, 2 Oct, 15, 16 & 29 Nov The only tracks that survived to become (reworked) official releases were Winner With You & Dead On The Money.

Sep I Don't Want Your Love” single released worldwide (backed with “I Don't Want Your Love (album version)”)
Sep The promo only EMI New Music: September 1988 released in Australia, featuring "I Don't Want Your Love".
Sep Big Book Thing photo book issued
Sep 14 Duran begins rehearsals for The Secret Caravan Tour at Stanbridge Farm Studios in Sussex with Sterling, Warren, Spike Edney (on keyboards) and Stan Harrison (on saxophone)
Sep 26 I Don't Want Your Love” video premieres on MTV
Sep-Oct Video for “All She Wants Is” shot in London with director (and well-known photographer) Dean Chamberlain
Oct 1 I Don't Want Your Love” peaks at #14 in the UK
 ? The Brazilian compilation album Disco Promocional (2) includes "I Don't Want Your Love".
 ? "I Don't Want Your Love" is included on the Spanish compilation album ¡Boom! 4: El Disco De Los Éxitos.
 ? "Too Late Marlene (Brazilian Promo)" released, featuring the rare Disco Promocional Mix.
 ? The promo only 12" vinyl single "Ultimix: Special 25th Edition" featuring a remix of "I Don't Want Your Love" by Rob Harvey released.
 ? The DJ only 12" vinyl single "Art of Mix: Volume 5" released, featuring "I Don't Want Your Love" (Power Rhythm Mix) by Michael Marshall.
 ? "I Don't Want Your Love" (Curiosity Mix) by Michael Marshall is included on Art of Compilation: CD 2.
Oct 4 John Jones meets the band, and begins working with them on programming sampled sounds for the live shows
Oct 6 Top of the Pops airs Duran's lip-synch performance of “I Don't Want Your Love
Oct ? On completion of the “All She Wants Is” video shoot, the heads of the Duran dummies used for the stop-motion work in the video are sent to DD Productions. One of the band's assistants gets a serious shock when opening the box containing Nick's "head"!
Oct ? Duran interviews and rehearsals aired on Glamboys to Badboys on British SKY TV; bootlegged on Big Transmission Thing
Oct ? Duran interviews and rehearsals aired on Countdown on Dutch TV station Veronica
bootlegged on Rhythm Is The Power
Oct ? Duran interviews and rehearsals aired on Deejay on Italia 1; bootlegged on Around The World: 1988-93
Oct 11 The spoken-word track “This Is How a Road Gets Made” is edited and mixed at AIR Studios with John Jones
Oct 13 Last day of rehearsals at Stanbridge Farm; at least one of these rehearsals is bootlegged on Rhythm Is The Power, Big Transmission Thing and New Rehearsals
Oct 15 I Don't Want Your Love” peaks at #4 in US
 ? Big Thing (US Promo) released.
Oct 18 Big Thing album released
 ? "Big Thing" is included on Difusion EMI: DIFLP 021 released in Argentina.
The NINE CITY CARAVAN CLUB Tour
A string of US promotional/warm-up dates (in lieu of the usual TV and radio promo blitz)
Oct 19 Duran Duran: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, USA (with a juggler on a unicycle)
Oct 20 Duran Duran: Capitol Records parking lot, Hollywood, CA, USA
bootlegged on The Capitol Memories
Oct 21 Duran Duran: Coconut Grove Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA, USA
bootlegged on Coconut Grove, Los Angeles: October 21, 1988
Oct 22 American Top 40 with Shadoe Stevens: October 22, 1988 broadcast, featuring "I Don't Want Your Love" at no.38.
Oct 24 Duran Duran: First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA
bootlegged
Oct 26 Duran Duran: Arcadia Theater, Dallas, TX, USA (no opening act)
Oct 28 Duran Duran: Center Stage Theatre, Atlanta, GA, USA (no opening act)
Oct 29 Duran Duran: Cabaret Metro Theater, Chicago, IL, USA (no opening act)
Oct 29 Big Thing album peaks at #15 in UK
Oct 29 American Top 40 with Shadoe Stevens: October 29, 1988 broadcast, featuring "I Don't Want Your Love" at no.27.
Oct 30 Dead On The Money Master Mix completed.
Oct 31 Duran Duran: Diamond Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (no opening act)
bootlegged on Diamond Club
Nov 1 Duran does a signing at Tower Records in Boston
Nov 2 Duran Duran: Citi, Boston, MA, USA
Nov 4 Duran Duran: Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY, USA
bootlegged on Roseland Ballroom NYC 1988
Nov 5 Big Thing album peaks at #24 in US
Nov 6 - 10 The band does production rehearsals at Bray Studios in Windsor to sort out the lighting and technical details for the arena-sized shows
Nov 11 Duran Duran: Manchester International II, Manchester, England (no opening act)
A secret club show
Nov 13 Duran Duran: Fort Regent, Jersey, Channel Islands
A secret club show bootlegged on Jersey 1988
Nov Simon and John interviewed on Rick Dees' Top 40 radio show (KIIS FM, Los Angeles, CA)
Nov At the suggestion of manager Peter Rudge, Duran sends a promo copy of Official Bootleg: The LSD Edit to radio stations under the name The Krush Brothers, to get around the preconceived notions of Duran as a bubble-gum pop band
Nov "The LSD Edit" included on the Album Network Tuneup 27 under the name The Krush Brothers
Nov 15 Duran Duran does a lip sync performance of "I Don't Want Your Love" on French TV show "Sacrée Soirée" in Paris
The BIG LIVE THING Tour in Europe
John struggles with his health and with serious drug problems; many shows are cancelled or downsized to smaller venues due to poor ticket sales
Nov 16 Duran Duran: Studio 54, Barcelona, Spain
bootlegged on Studio 54
Nov 17 Duran Duran does a lip sync performance of "I Don't Want Your Love" and "Do You Believe In Shame" on Spanish TV show "Rock-O-Pop" in Madrid
Nov 17 Duran Duran: Sports Palace, Madrid, Spain
Nov 19 The Krush Brothers: La Locomotive, Paris, France
Duran performing as The Krush Brothers; bootlegged on La Locomotive: Paris 1988
Nov 20 Duran Duran: Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
bootlegged on Brussels
Nov 21 Duran Duran: Bercy, Paris, France
bootlegged on Bercy Paris 1988
Nov 22 Duran Duran: Ahoy, Rotterdam, Holland
bootlegged
Nov 24 Duran Duran hosts the Dutch TV show "Countdown" and also does a lip sync performance of "I Don't Want Your Love" and "All She Wants Is"
Nov 25 Duran Duran: Ishalle (Icehall), Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 26 Duran Duran: Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
Nov 28 Duran Duran: Valbyhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark (no opening act)
Nov 29 Duran Duran: Congress Center Hamburg(Saal 3), Hamburg, Germany (no opening act)
bootlegged on CCH Hamburg: 29.11.88
Nov 30 Duran Duran: Philipshalle, Düsseldorf, Germany (no opening act)
bootlegged on Düsseldorf: 30-11-1988
Dec The promo only 6 x 12 Capitol Dance Beats (December '88) released in the USA, featuring "All She Wants Is" (Shep Pettibone Mix).
Dec "All She Wants Is (US Promo)" released.
Dec 1 Duran Duran: Kongreßhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
relocated; this show was originally scheduled for Congresshalle in Frankfurt, but arriving fans were redirected to Offenbach
Dec 1 Duran Duran: Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany (no opening act)
bootlegged on Offenbach, Germany: 1 December 1988
Dec 3 Duran Duran: Sports Hall, Prague, Czechoslovakia
Dec 5 Duran Duran: Kurhalle Oberlaa, Vienna, Austria
bootlegged
Dec 6 Duran Duran: Budapest Sportcsarnok, Budapest, Hungary
bootlegged on Budapest 1988
 ? Duran spends a couple of days in Venice, Italy
Dec 8 Duran Duran: Hallenstadtion, Zurich, Switzerland, cancelled
Dec 8 Duran Duran: Palaverde, Treviso, Italy
Dec 9 Duran holds a press conference in Milan
Dec 9 Future Hits: 88-50 broadcast in the USA, featuring "All She Wants Is".
 ? Duran interviewed on Rete 105 radio in Milan
Dec 10 American Top 40 with Shadoe Stevens: December 10, 1988 broadcast, featuring "I Don't Want Your Love" at no.4.
Dec 10 Duran Duran: Palatrussardi, Milan, Italy
bootlegged on Palatrussardi: Dec. 10, 1988
Dec 11 Duran Duran: Palatrussardi, Milan, Italy
bootlegged
Dec 12 Duran Duran: Palatrussardi, Milan, Italy
broadcast on Italia 1 TV; bootlegged on Lost Prophets, Live on Planet Earth: Vol. 3-4 and Milano
Dec 14 Duran Duran: EUR, Rome, Italy
bootlegged
Dec 15 Duran Duran: EUR, Rome, Italy
bootlegged
Dec 16 Duran Duran: Palasport, Naples, Italy
cancelled
Dec 17 Duran Duran: Palamaggio, Caserta (Naples), Italy
bootlegged
Dec 17 American Top 40 with Shadoe Stevens: December 17, 1988 broadcast, featuring "I Don't Want Your Love" at no.7.
Dec 19 John Jones creates a four-track mix of “All She Wants Is” for John Taylor
Dec 19 I Don't Want Your Love” single peaks in Canadian Top 10
Dec 20 All She Wants Is” single released worldwide, backed with “I Believe/All I Need to Know (medley)”
Dec 20 Tequila Sunrise soundtrack released on Capitol; includes Duran Duran's “Do You Believe In Shame” and Andy Taylor's “Dead On The Money
Dec 20 Duran Duran: Glasgow Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland
Cancelled at the last minute because Warren has the flu
Dec 22 The Krush Brothers: Town and Country Club, London, England (no opening act)
Duran perform an unannounced club date as The Krush Brothers.
bootlegged on Krush Brothers: Town & Country
Dec 23 Duran Duran: Wembley Arena, London, England (with J.J. Slick)
opening act is booed offstage; broadcast live on Capitol FM Radio, and edited down to a one hour highlights show for franchise to other local radio stations in the UK; broadcast is widely bootlegged
bootlegged on Live At Wembley 1988
Dec 24 American Top 40 with Shadoe Stevens: December 24, 1988 broadcast, featuring "I Don't Want Your Love" at no.15.
 ? The DJ only 12" single "Art of Mix: Vol. 6" released in the USA, featuring "All She Wants Is" (Curiosity Mix) by Michael Marshall.
 ? The DJ only 12" set "Ultimix: 26" released in the USA, featuring "All She Wants Is" remixed by Bradley D. Hinkle.
 ? Disconet: Volume 11, Program 2 released in the USA, featuring "All She Wants Is" (A Dennis Muyet Edit).
 ? "All She Wants Is" (Curiosity Mix) by Michael Marshall is included on Art of Compilation: CD 1.
Dec 24 Simon appears on Going Live show on BBC, answers phone-in questions and burns incense in the studio
Dec 24 Duran Duran: National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England (with J.J. Slick)
Duran begins the show at 7:30 p.m. so that fans can get home by public transportation before it shuts down for Christmas Day.
bootlegged on Birmingham: NEC 1988
 ? The album James Bond: 25 Years of 007 released by Sounds Of The Screen Orchestra; includes John Barry's arrangement of “A View To A Kill
 ? Andy produces Backstreet Symphony for British band Thunder; co-writes “She's So Fine” and “Until My Dying Day” with Luke Morley, and also plays 12-string guitar on “Dying Day”
<< 1987 1988 1989 >>

Timeline duran duran wikipedia discography archive collection MESSAGE BOARD PRO

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2000 · 2001 · 2002 · 2003 · 2004 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009
2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019

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