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The Duran Duran Timeline
<< 1989 1990 1991 >>

Duran Duran finishes the recording and mixing of the Liberty album, then spends the rest of the year promoting the album and the singles "Violence of Summer" and "Serious" in Europe and Australia; there is no tour. Andy releases the covers album Dangerous, and continues to produce.

Date Event
 ? Sterling and Warren take a brief trip to Japan to tour with Tetsuya Komuro's band and perform songs from the Digitalian Is Eating Breakfast album.
 ? Too Much Information: The Definitive Duranzine founded in the USA by Lori Majewski.
 ? The Money And The Magic album by Gerry Laffy released, featuring John Taylor.
 ? The single "American Dream" is released by British rock band The Grip, produced by Andy Taylor.
 ? The "Burning the Ground" / "Decadance" (The Singing The Floor Edit) by Chris Cox is released on Hot Tracks: Series 9, Issue 1.
 ? "Decadance" (The New Decade CD Mix) by Peter Fenton and Steve Smith is included on the DJ only Art of Compilation: CD 3.
 ? The vinyl compilation album Dance Remix released in Brazil, featuring "Decadance".
 ? The promo cassette Requiem For The Americas: Special Introductory Presentation released in the USA, featuring Simon Le Bon and Warren Cuccurullo.
Jan 11 The album Requiem For The Americas released, featuring members of Duran Duran.
Jan 15 Band begins recording Liberty again at Olympic Studios.
Jan 16-25 Nick and John Jones work on keyboard overdubs at Blue Weavers Studio.
Jan John continues to struggle with his addictions and claims that "I can just remember smoking hash oil, that's all I can really remember about making that album.".
Feb 1 The compilation album After The Hurricane - Songs For Montserrat released, featuring "New Moon on Monday".
 ? "A View To A Kill" (Scenic Mix) by Peter Fenton is included on the DJ only compilation Art of Compilation: CD 4.
 ? "The Reflex" is included on the promotional only compilation album Favre Leuba: The Best Number Ones 1980-1990 released in Greece.
Mar 22 Duran finishes recording and mixing Liberty album at Olympic.
 ? Duran holds a completion party with many celebrities, and the fans are invited in the studio.
Mar 26 The Happyland club in New York City is destroyed by fire, killing 89; the event inspires the song "Sin of the City" on The Wedding Album.
Mar "Violence of Summer" shot in Paris with director Camilla Nickerson.
Mar "Serious" videos shot in Paris with director Venetia Scott.
Mar 30 Playback of the album at Abbey Road for EMI executives.
 ? A thief breaks into the DD Productions office and makes off with some minor equipment, leaving behind the gold records and memorabilia; it's thought the thief had no idea whose office he was robbing.
Apr 3-4 Duran records a 12" version of "Violence of Summer" at Olympic Studios.
Apr 4 The Backstreet Symphony album by Thunder released, produced by Andy Taylor who also co-writes "She's So Fine" and "Until My Dying Day" with Luke Morley.
 ? D Generation by British rock band Loud released, featuring a remix by Andy Taylor.
May "Follow In My Footsteps" single (lyrics and vocal by Simon Le Bon) released in Italy from the Requiem For The Americas album.
May 31 - Jun 4 Duran does more work on 12" remixes at Maison Rouge.
Jun The band sells their office on Church Row in Wandsworth to Mick Jagger, and move to new offices on Harwoord Road in Fulham.
Jul Cherry Lipstick fanzine founded in the UK.
early July Duran does promotion in Milan, Italy to do promotion, including a long interview and preview of the album on radio Rete.
Jul Scottish rock band Gun release the single "Shame on You", remixed by Andy Taylor.
Jul Andy films a video for "Lola"; the video features Duran's tour backing singer Melanie Redmond.
Jul 23 "Violence of Summer" single released in UK {b/w "Violence of Summer" (story mix)
Jul 24 Duran tapes lip-synch performance of "Violence of Summer" on BBC 1 TV chat show Wogan.
bootlegged on Planet's Core: Vol. 2
Jul 28 Simon appears on Radio 1 Round Table in UK with Dave Stewart and Jackie Brambles.
Jul 29 Simon and Warren interviewed on The Phillip Schofield Show, Radio 1 (UK).
Jul 31 John and Warren appear on BBC TV show The Garden Party, broadcast from Glasgow.
Aug 2 Top of the Pops airs Duran's lip-synch performance of "Violence of Summer".
Aug 3 Duran does interviews at Blake's Hotel in London.
Aug 4 "Violence of Summer" single peaks at #20 in UK.
 ? "Violence of Summer" (Hostile Takeover Mix) by Steve Smith is included on the DJ only Art of Compilation: CD 5.
 ? "Violence of Summer (Love's Taking Over)" is included on the German compilation album EMI Hot Shots: Nr. 4.
Aug Andy Taylor's cover album Dangerous released on A&M label in UK and Japan.
Aug 9 Duran Duran at Much Music in Toronto Ontario
Aug 10 Duran's tapes another performance for the Wogan show at studios in Shepherd's Bush.
Aug 11 "Violence of Summer" single released in US {b/w "Yo Bad Azizi"; CD single includes "Throb".
Aug 14 Duran attends meetings at EMI building; does phone promo.
Aug 14 Simon phones KROQ radio in Los Angeles>
Aug 16 Photo session with Denis O'Regan.
Aug 17 Duran plays "Violence of Summer" on the Japanese TV show Hit Studio International, broadcast live from a studio in the Wembley area of London.
 ? The promotional only Liberty Sampler released.
Aug 20 Liberty album released worldwide.
Aug 21 John and Nick guest on Amanda's BBC show The Word.
Aug 27 Duran leaves London for Belgium and the Netherlands.Duran lip-synchs "Violence of Summer" on a Belgian music show called Tien Om Te Zien; broadcast on Belgian TV three days later.
Aug 29 Duran Duran celebrates the opening of a new EMI CD factory in Uden, The Netherlands by jointly making a painting for the entry hall.
bootlegged on Around The World: 1988-93
end Aug Duran returns from Belgium and the Netherlands.
Sep The promo album DMC: September 90 Mixes 1 released, featuring the 10 minute "Duran Duran Megamix".
Sep 1 "Violence of Summer" single peaks at #64 in US.
Sep 1 Liberty album peaks at #8 in UK.
Sep 2 Simon, Nick and Sterling fly from London to Los Angeles.
Sep 5 Simon, Nick, John and Warren interviewed on KROQ (Los Angeles, CA.
Sep 8 Liberty album peaks at #46 in US.
Sep Duran does a press conference and two days of promotion in Milan, Italy, including interviews for TV show Radio Carolina and a contest for radio Rete 105.
Sep Duran travels to Florence to record a performance of "Violence of Summer" for the TV show Vota la Voce in an ancient Roman theatre; when the show is over they return to the stage and fans are allowed in the open air theatre as the band perform "Serious" and "Liberty" for a second TV show.
Sep Andy's single "Stone Cold Sober" released in UK {b/w "Suffragette City".
Sep 13 Rock Over London: 90-36 broadcast in the USA, featuring "First Impression".
Sep 22 Duran is the headlining act of the 5th Annual Veronica Music Day on the Countdown program, broadcast live on Dutch television station.
The DJ only remix album Hot Tracks: Series 9, Issue 6 released, featuring Duran Duran.
Oct 1 "Serious" single released in UK {b/w "Yo Bad Azizi"; CD single includes "Water Babies".
Oct A 29-minute version of the Three To Get Ready documentary video is released in US; a limited-edition 75-minute version is released later in the year
Oct 12 The band flies to Rome, Italy for promotion; in the afternoon they do an interview with Rome's first daily IL MESSAGGERO.
Oct 13 Duran does a soundcheck for the TV show Fantastico, are interviewed backstage for Rai Stereo Uno, then perform "Serious" and a comic segment on the show that night.
 ? "Serious" is included on the promotional only compilation album Disco Promocional Mix Invendaval released in Brazil.
Oct 14 Duran arrives in Athens, Greece for a short promotional trip.
Oct 17 Duran tapes a lipsynch performance of "First Impression", "The Wild Boys", "Union of the Snake" and "Serious" at the Tunnel Club for the TV special Duran Duran in Athens; bootlegged on Greece Liberty Promotion and A First Impression in Athens
Nov Duran does one-week promotional tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Nov 11 Simon and Warren interviewed on 89FM radio (Auckland, New Zealand).
Nov 12 Simon and Warren interviewed on 91FM radio (Auckland, New Zealand); answer callers' questions.
Nov Duran lip-synchs a performance of "Violence of Summer" for the Australian show Hey Hey It's Saturday on Channel 9 Network.
Nov "Serious" single released in US {b/w "Yo Bad Azizi", "Liberty" (fade) and "First Impression" (fade).
Nov "Serious" single peaks at #6 in Japan.
Andy Taylor: The DANGEROUS Tour
Nov 10 Andy Taylor: International II, Manchester, UK.
Nov 11 Andy Taylor: Woughton Center, Milton Keynes, UK.
Nov 12 Andy Taylor: Coliseum, Leeds, UK.
Nov 14 Andy Taylor: Polytechnic, Sheffield, UK.
Nov 15 Andy Taylor: Birmingham Institute, Birmingham, UK.
Nov 16 Duran receives an award at the Diamond Awards Festival in Antwerp, Belgium, which were taped for TV broadcast; they lipsynch a performance of "Serious" and "First Impression".
Nov 17 "Serious" single peaks at #48 in UK.
Nov 17 Andy Taylor: Caesar Palace, Aberdeen, UK.
Nov 18 Andy Taylor: Tunnel, Glasgow, UK.
Nov 19 Andy Taylor: Mayfair, Newcastle, UK.
Nov 21 Andy Taylor: Rock City, Nottingham, UK.
Nov 22 Andy Taylor: Bierkeller, Bristol, UK.
Nov 23 Andy Taylor: The Marquee, London, UK.
Nov 24 Andy Taylor: The Marquee, London, UK.
 ? "Serious" is included on the German compilation album Formel Eins: Cool Fun!.
late Nov - early Dec Duran plans to film videos for "First Impression" (which was to be released as a single in the US) and "Liberty" (which was to be released in Europe) - a production company goes so far as to prepare storyboards, plan locations, and hire extras.
Nov EMI cancels funding for the new videos just a few days before "First Impression" is to begin filming.
 ? Allison Anders watches Three To Get Ready video, begins correspondence & friendship with John.
 ? Andy produces second album Laughing On Judgement Day for the band Thunder.
Dec 12 John is stopped for speeding and driving erratically through the streets of London on his way home from a party; Simon is in the car with him.
Dec 13 John is fined £250 for drunk driving and his license is suspended for one year.
Late Dec Duran Duran in Athens special is broadcast by the second National Broadcasting Channel in Greece.
bootlegged on Greece Liberty Promotion and A First Impression in Athens
<< 1989 1990 1991 >>

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