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Duran Duran (Nick Rhodes; Andy Taylor; Simon Le Bon; John Taylor; Roger Taylor (Roger Meddows-Taylor))

1 of 5 portraits of Roger Taylor (Roger Meddows-Taylor)

Duran Duran (Nick Rhodes; Andy Taylor; Simon Le Bon; John Taylor; Roger Taylor (Roger Meddows-Taylor))

by Andy Earl
C-type colour print, 1981
15 1/2 in. x 18 7/8 in. (395 mm x 480 mm)
Given by Andy Earl, 1999
Photographs Collection
NPG x88186


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  • Andy Earl (1955-), Photographer and film-maker. Artist of 4 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Taking their name from the villain in the movie Barbarella, starring Jane Fonda, Duran Duran enjoyed huge global fame and were one of the most successful and influential groups of the 1980s. The band were a part of the New Romantic music-wave, with looks and sounds to match. They found fame with their first release Planet Earth in 1981. Other huge hits followed including Girls on Film, Rio, Hungry Like a Wolf, The Reflex, Save a Prayer and Wild Boys. They have continued making music through the 90's though having lost some band members at various points. After a long absence from the music scene, the band re-formed in 2003 and has been successfully touring with all the original group band members, still appealing to old fans and new generations of fans.