This article covers only those aspects of the subject that are related to the career of Duran Duran.
A much more complete treatment can be seen in the Birmingham article at Wikipedia.
Birmingham panorama from the Lickey Hills

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 Taylor and Nick Rhodes are natives of Birmingham, while Roger Taylor was raised in nearby Wolverhampton.

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.

The city has recently launched a Birmingham Walk of Fame on Broad Street. (vote for Duran Duran to receive a star)

The Abstract Cabinet Show was shown at the Eastside Projects in Birmingham during 2009, which premiered Correspondencia made collaboratively by Mexico City based Laureana Toledo and John Taylor.

Venues Duran Duran have played in Birmingham:Edit
In-store signing sessions:Edit
  • HMV, New Street (27 November 1982)
  • HMV, High Street (4 October 2004)
  • Swordfish Records, Temple Street (28 September 2010)
Band related people with City connections:Edit




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