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Wild Boy

My Life in Duran Duran
Taylor, Andy (Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Duran Duran rose to fame with a string of hits such as "Rio,""Hungry Like the Wolf," and "The Reflex." With Simon Le Bon as their frontman, they were the defining pop act of the 1980s, but Andy Taylor, the enigmatic lead guitarist, is widely acknowledged to have been their musical driving force. Then, at the very height of their achievement in 1985, Duran Duran imploded. Now Andy charts every moment of Duran Duran's roller-coaster rise from their early days as club musicians through to international superstardom. He reveals the truth about the allegations of drug abuse and wild hedonism that dogged them. He captures the glamour and excitement of the band's video shoots and the opulence of their world tours. And, moving from hilarious to harrowing at the turn of a page, he describes how the pressures of fame took a terrible personal toll on him and his family.--From publisher description.
Authors: Taylor, Andy
Title: Wild boy
my life in Duran Duran
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2008
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: vi, 324 p., [24] p. of plates :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Andy Taylor
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Philadelphia, July 13, 1985
The North East, 1972
The rum runner, 1980
Girls on film
and everywhere else!
Rio : love & war
The birth of the MTV generation
Princess Diana's favourite band
"The reflex"
and cracking America
America
and cracking up
"I saw Duran Duran go crazy on cocaine"
Wild boys
and darker still
The Power Station
and power struggles
Live aid: the final curtain
Beyond the Power Station: the LA years
ooh la la
Life force: idols & influences
Duran Duran II: roaring back
into the tiger's den
King of the Brits
History repeats: why I am no longer in Duran Duran
Ibiza, 2008
Summary: Duran Duran rose to fame with a string of hits such as "Rio,""Hungry Like the Wolf," and "The Reflex." With Simon Le Bon as their frontman, they were the defining pop act of the 1980s, but Andy Taylor, the enigmatic lead guitarist, is widely acknowledged to have been their musical driving force. Then, at the very height of their achievement in 1985, Duran Duran imploded. Now Andy charts every moment of Duran Duran's roller-coaster rise from their early days as club musicians through to international superstardom. He reveals the truth about the allegations of drug abuse and wild hedonism that dogged them. He captures the glamour and excitement of the band's video shoots and the opulence of their world tours. And, moving from hilarious to harrowing at the turn of a page, he describes how the pressures of fame took a terrible personal toll on him and his family.--From publisher description.
ISBN: 0446509302
9780446509305
Branch Call Number: 782.42166 T238w 2008
Subject Headings: Duran Duran (Musical group) Rock musicians England Biography Taylor, Andy
Topical Term: Rock musicians
LCCN: 2008022270
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Nov 13, 2012
  • jdub929 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Poorly written. Very much a self-grandiose memoir.

I liked it. Coulda had a few more pictures in it.

Feb 14, 2010
  • kelliet rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I've been a long time fan of Duran Duran and it was nice and suprising to get such a no holds barred look from the inside. For anyone of that generation who thought the band was all squeaky clean, this will open your eyes to the real people behind the posters.

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