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BBC Breakfast
BBC Breakfast duran duran
Background information
Presenters Charlie Stayt
Louise Minchin
Genre News, topical magazine
Broadcast channel BBC1, BBC News channel
Date 11 September 2008
(6:00am - 9:30am)
Running time 210 minutes
featuring Andy Taylor

BBC Breakfast: 11 September 2008 is a British morning TV show that featured an interview with Andy Taylor, broadcast from London by BBC1 and the BBC News channel in the UK on that date.

About the show[]

Presented by Charlie Stayt and Louise Minchin, the show is a mixture of news, sport, weather, business and feature items. The programme is broadcast seven days a week, every week of the year, including weekends and public holidays.

The interview with Andy Taylor began after music video clips of "The Wild Boys", "Is There Something I Should Know?" and "Rio". Minchin commented that Taylor was 19 years old when he saw an advertisement in the Melody Maker for a "live wire guitarist" in 1980. Taylor added that Nick Rhodes was 17 years old and that the band were helped a lot by Rhodes' late father during this early period because they were so young.

Two days after Taylor's autobiography Wild Boy: My Life In Duran Duran was published, the interview covered Birmingham. Taylor said that when he came down from Newcastle, he thought Birmingham was an ultra-trendy place as it featured the punk venue Barbarella's just across the road from the Rum Runner nightclub, adding that the city also had other successful bands such as UB40 (produced by Bob Lamb) and Fashion (a band which Duran Duran supported in concert).

The interview finished with a conversation about Wild Boy, a book in which Taylor documents his highs and lows as a member of Duran Duran.