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In the Pleasure Groove
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book by John Taylor
Published 23 September 2012
Genre Autobiography
Length 416 pages
Publisher Viking (USA)
Sphere (UK)
Hachette (Austrailia)
Book codes Hardback: 978-0-7515-4904-1
C Format: 978-0-7515-4905-8
Author John Taylor
John Taylor

In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death and Duran Duran is John Taylor's autobiography, published on 23 September 2012.

About the book[]

John Taylor co-wrote the book with Tom Sykes, a freelance writer for magazine's such as Men's Health, Best Life and GQ.

In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death and Duran Duran charts Taylor's thirty year career with Duran Duran, as well as detailing his formative years.

Taylor recounts the million tiny seductions that are required to make the journey from English suburbia to selling out Madison Square Garden – seductions that go by a hundred different names; family, friendship, romances, collaborations and strategic alliances.

From inside flap:
With Duran Duran, John Taylor has created some of the greatest songs of our time. From the disco dazzle of debut single "Planet Earth" right up to their latest number one album All You Need Is Now, Duran Duran has always had the power to sweep the world onto its feet.

It's been a ride - and for John in particular, the ride has been wild, thrilling... and dangerous. Now, for the first time, he tells his incredible story - a tale of dreams fulfilled, lessons learned and demons conquered.

A shy only child, Nigel John Taylor wasn't an obvious candidate for pop stardom and frenzied girl panic. But when he ditched his first nameand picked up a bass guitar, everything changed. John formed Duran Duran with his friend Nick Rhodes in the spring of 1978, and they were soon joined by Roger Taylor, then Andy Taylor and finally Simon Le Bon. Together they were an immediate, massive global success story, their pictures on millions of walls, every single a worldwide hit.

In his frank, compelling autobiography, John recounts the highs - hanging out with icons like Bowie, Warhol and even James Bond; dating Vogue models and driving fast cars - all the while playing hard with the band he loved. But he facedtoughbattles ahead - troubles that brought him to the brink of self-destruction - before turning his life around.

Told with humour, honesty and hard-won wisdom, and packed with exclusive pictures, In the Pleasure Groove is a fascinating, irresistible portrait of a man who danced into the fire... and came through the other side.