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The Duran Duran Timeline
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The band mix their 15th studio album and get ready for release, perhaps September. A small number of concerts are rearranged due to a global pandemic.

Date Event
Jan 4 Synthesiser makers Roland presents an interview with Nick ahead of his Lifetime Achievement Award at the sixth annual event. Past recipients include: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Thomas Dolby, Jean-Michel Jarre, Omar Hakim, and Phuture's DJ Pierre & Spanky. The presentation is recorded in a 20min video. (Vimeo).
Jan 8 The band release a cover of David Bowie's song 'Five Years', a cover of the David Bowie song off of Ziggy Stardust. It is performed the following evening on “Celebrating Bowie: Just for One Day” Live Stream, which celebrated David’s birthday while raising monies for the Save the Children charity. (YouTube).
Jan 8 In advance of the Bowie celebration, JT picks some of his favourite Bowie track as well as a couple of DD Bowie covers for this extensive playlist. (Spotify).
Jan 9 Duran Duran appear among a star studded line-up during a virtual concert in celebration of David Bowie, Mike Garson's A David Bowie Tribute: Just For One Day. The concert included contributions from Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Macy Gray, Charlie Sexton, Perry Ferrall, Peter Frampton, Dave Navarro, and Boy George, among many more. (News).

Pay-per-view virtual concert tickets also became available from Rolling Live Studios, so fans could re-watch the event. (Tickets).

Jan 10 Realising that Duran will outlive them all, a host of tired old music magazines do an about-face and give their support to Duran Duran for their cover song Five Years. “‘Five Years’ is…the opening track from Bowie’s classic 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, an LP that inspired all the young dudes from Duran Duran to take up instruments and chase the rock ‘n’ roll dream.” – Billboard “Duran Duran Deliver Blazing Cover of David Bowie’s ‘Five Years’.” – Rolling Stone “Duran Duran are back in Ziggy Stardust style.” – Entertainment Tonight Canada “They add in their own flair and pull it off well.” – Brooklyn Vegan “Stellar.” – Loudwire “Stirring Take.” – NME.
Jan 11 Duran Duran officially open an account on Giphy. A selection of animated Gif are uploaded in support of the 'Five Years' single, with transparent backgrounds, for embedding of mainly blogs, mailing lists and forums. (DD Gighy).
Jan 13 Rolling Stone magazine includes the band on their list of the '54 Most Anticipated Albums of 2021'. The has-been publication manages to rank Duran's forthcoming album in 50th place of 54 albums. (Link).
Jan 21 Roland and National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) formally presents Nick with his Lifetime Achievement, during a 1 hour NAMM awards event, broadcast for free to registered users on Believeinmusic.tv (DD.com news), (Facebook Event).
Jan 26 Sirius Radio announce two Duran-centric events: “Duran 40,” an exclusive playlist on Pandora, will feature the band’s biggest hits and fan favorites, along with commentary from the band and special guests, kicking off on January 28. “Duran 40” will be hosted by the BBC’s Claudia Winkleman. Broadcast versions will air on SiriusXM’s Volume (channel 106) and First Wave (channel 33). (DD.com News), (News).
Jan 27 Simon Le Bon’s WHOOOSH! show moves to Sirius XM Volume for a 9pm weekly music show, with co-host Katy Krassner, on the Volume Channel. The show will re-air at the weekend. (News).
Feb 2 40th anniversary of Duran Duran's first single, the UK release of Planet Earth.
Feb 2 ThisIsDig.com feature their Top 20 DD songs. (Link).
Feb 5 John Taylor becomes a proud step-grandfather, as Gela's son Travis and his wife Veronica Nash give birth to a Son. (Facebook and Photo).
Feb 12 Record sleeve designer Malcolm Garrett gives and interview for Louder Than War.com. He reveals some stories to go with the artwork. (Article).
Feb 13 The band talk to BBC's Claudia Winkleman for a BBC Radio 2 1hr special podcast show Duran Duran at 40, which airs April (Show), (Episodes).
Feb 14 The second 1hr episode of Duran Duran at 40 on BBC Radio 2, airs April. (Show).
Feb 16 Andy Taylor is 60 years old today.
Feb 18 duranasty.com enters its 19th year.
Feb 22 Beautiful Colors: The Posters of Duran Duran (Second Edition) is released.

An updated edition of the 300-page art book, released in celebration of Duran Duran’s 40th anniversary. "Duran Duran’s 40th anniversary deserves a proper celebration, and there’s no one better equipped to do it than Durandy. Andrew Golub, the Duran Duran archivist, author, and activist known to fans worldwide as “Durandy,” is releasing his third book - an updated edition of Beautiful Colors: The Posters of Duran Duran. With luxurious new packaging and expanded content. (News), (Buy on Amazon).

Mar 2 Hyde Park British Summertime Festival (With Headliners Duran Duran) still plan to go ahead in 2021. (News).
Mar 6 Bloomsbury Book Series 33 1/3 covers the Rio album. Available as a virtual ebook and paperback. (Buy).
Mar 8 Lisbon and Rio festivals postponed until June 2022 and September 2022. (News).
Mar ? Dom joins a covers band. Dominic Brown and Anna Ross team up with session musicians Jeremy Stacy (drums), John Hogg (bass), and Mike Bramwell (keys) to form The Stand-Ins. They rehearse covers of well known songs by the greatest bands of all time including: Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, David Bowie, The Beatles and The Eagles among others.
Mar 19 Duran Duran Drop Five Classic Albums on Streaming Platforms. Medazzaland, Pop Trash, Astronaut, Red Carpet Massacre, and All You Need Is Now are now available to stream from Digital Download Providers such as iTunes, Amazon Music, or streaming services (such as Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, YouTube Music.) Also available are TV Manias Bored with Prozac and The Internet?, and Jason Nevin's single remix of (Reach Up for The) Sunrise. (Twitter News), (News).
Mar 20 The Fall Of Saturn released by Astronomia; a collaboration between Wendy Bevan and Nick Rhodes. This is the first of four planned releases by the group. "Each individual piece is a sonic painting, a tapestry of rich textures and haunting melodies forming soundscapes with an otherworldly atmosphere." The full album of 13 ambient tracks can be played for free from 11 different vendors, including Youtube. (Play Online), (DD.com News), (Track 1 YouTube Demo).
Mar 21 All You Need Is Now is 10 years old today.
Mar 26 Duran Duran's Lytham Festival show now rescheduled for Friday June 1st, 2022. (Local News).
Mar 26 Duran Duran’s show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre has now been rescheduled to Friday 17th September.
Mar 26 Isle of Wight Festival now rescheduled for Sunday 19th September 2021.
Mar 30 BST Hyde Park event now rescheduled for 10th July 2022. (Re-schedule News), (Buy Tickets)
Apr 5? The Stand-Ins website goes live at thestand-ins.com. The site was founded/registered May 31st. Several free live YouTube shows are announced, April 22nd, May 6th, May 20th, and June 3rd 2021, Live from The Rockwood Studios. (Home/News).
Apr 5? Dominic Brown's album In My Bones is available for personally signed pre-orders. (Dom Brown Shop).
Apr 5 Dominic Brown posts the first two clips on The Stand-Ins YouTube channel. (YouTube).
Apr 9 UK Royal Prince Philip Winsor, Duke of Edinburgh, dies of old age at 99 years. The Prince was known for The Duke Of Edinburgh Outward Bound Awards courses for adolescents. Roger DJ'd at the annual award party event in October 2014. (Image).
Apr 9 BBC Radio 2 postpones Duran's DD40 show set to air April 10th. Replaced by a Tribute to Prince Philip.
Apr 9 Amid rumours of a new DD single, Katy Krassner Tweeted of a release possibility "sometime between Roger and John's Birthday." (Source)
Apr 17 BBC Radio 2 airs the first part of 'Duran Duran at 40, at 9AM GMT. (News), (BBC Schedule), (Show)
Apr 19 The movie Me, You, Madness includes Hungry Like the Wolf in it's soundtrack. (IMDB), (Image).
Apr 20 Record Store Day is held, an event when all independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music.
Apr 22 The Stand-Ins first live performance scheduled for this date on YouTube. Dominic Brown and Anna Ross perform cover songs during the show. (YouTube).
Apr 24? BBC Radio 2 airs the second part of 'Duran Duran at 40, at 9PM GMT. (Show)
Apr 26 Roger Taylor is 61 years old today.
May 11 The 41st Anniversary of Simon joining the band, May 11th 1980; wearing those pink (Simon claims more like maroon) leopard-skin pants.
Jun 8 Nick Rhodes is 59 years old today.
Jun 20 John Taylor is 61 years old today.
Aug 10 Duran Duran Appreciation Day.
Sep 17 Scarborough Open Air Theatre show (TBC). (Venue/Tickets), (Tickets),
The band's only planned headliner concert for 2021. Friday 17th Sept. Tickets from £45 + booking.
Sep 19 Isle of Wight Festival (TBC) - Isle of Wight, UK. Duran Duran due to headline the main stage on Sunday 19th Sept. (Venue/Tickets), (Tickets).
Oct 27 Simon Le Bon is 63 years old today.
Dec 8 Warren Cuccurullo is 65 years old today.
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