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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 Gerry Laffy article at Wikipedia.

Gerry Laffy (born 4 January, 1960 in Hoxton, London) is a singer and guitarist who has played in the bands Girl, London Cowboys, Sheer Greed, John Taylor Terroristen, and Ultravox among others. Girl are still cited as an influence by many major artists twenty years later, even though they disbanded after only three years. Laffy owns the label Die Laughing Records.

With Duran Duran and John Taylor[]

Laffy met Duran Duran while assisting Russell Mulcahy during the filming of the "Planet Earth" video. Laffy also served as Mulcahy's personal assistant on his first three features: Razorback, Highlander, and Duran Duran's Arena (An Absurd Notion).

For fifteen years, from 1982 to 1997, Laffy worked as personal manager for Mulcahy through the pinnacle of his career, including the directing of ten feature films and dozens of award-winning music videos (including Duran Duran, Queen, Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Elton John and Fleetwood Mac) and commercials. They formed the company LeBad Films together.

Laffy played guitar on early demos of Duran Duran's 1986 Notorious album, when the band was unable to track down Andy Taylor.

From mid-1997 to mid-2000, Laffy was lead guitarist in Terroristen, John Taylor's band while on hiatus from Duran Duran. Terroristen recorded frequently and gigged all over the United States and Japan, also travelling to Taiwan and Germany.


  1. 1980 - Girl: Sheer Greed
  2. 1982 - Girl: Wasted Youth
  3. 1998 - Girl: Killing Time (*finally released)
  4. 1999 - Girl: Live at the Marquee(*r)
  5. 1999 - Girl: Live At The Exposition Hall (*r)
  6. 2002 - Girl: My Number: The Anthology
  7. 1985 - London Cowboys: Dance Crazy
  8. 1985 - London Cowboys: Live at The Milkweg Amsterdam
  9. 1990 - Gerry Laffy: Money & The Magic
  10. 1990 - Highlander II European Soundtrack: song: Gerry Laffy "Shoot 'Em Down" from Money & The Magic
  11. 1992 - Sheer Greed: Sublime to the Ridiculous
  12. 1993 - Sheer Greed: Live in London
  13. 1994 - Gerry & Simon Laffy: Lying With Angels
  14. 1994 - Ultravox: Revelation (CD)
  15. 1997 - John Taylor, Feelings Are Good (CD)
  16. 1998 - John Taylor Terroristen, 5.30.98 (EP)
  17. 1998 - Roxy Music Tribute album: Dream Home Heartaches (CD)
  18. 1999 - John Taylor, Meltdown (recorded in 1992)
  19. 1999 - John Taylor, Juicy Jeans Promo Sampler (EP)
  20. 1999 - John Taylor, The Japan Album (CD)
  21. 2000 - John Taylor, Japanese (EP)
  22. 2000 - John Taylor, Live Cuts (CD)
  23. 2001 - John Taylor, Techno For Two (CD)
  24. 2001 - Gerry Laffy: All Day Long
  25. 2005 - Chris Chesney & Gerry Laffy - Diabolical Liberties
  26. 2006 - Girl - Live Bootlegs - Tokyo 1980
  27. 2006 - Girl - The Rare DVD Collection
  28. 2007 - Gerry Laffy - The Icebox Studio Sessions


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