In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran

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Penguin, Oct 16, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
With a new introduction by Nick Rhodes

The talent. The charisma. The videos. From their 1981 hit "Planet Earth" to their latest number-one album, All You Need Is Now, John Taylor and Duran Duran have enchanted audiences around the world. It's been a wild ride, and—for John in particular—dangerous. John recounts the story of the band's formation, their massive success, and his journey to the brink of self-destruction. Told with humor, honesty—and packed with exclusive pictures—In the Pleasure Groove is an irresistible rock-and-roll portrait of a band whose popularity has never been stronger.

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John Taylor of Duran Duran was born Nigel John Taylor and he was an only child. He and his best friend, Nick, later formed what would become Duran Duran. This book looks at John’s life. I enjoyed more ... Read full review

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Wow. This is such a wonderful book, and so important to me. I was finding excuses to to drive around and listen to it, but now that I've finished, I'm sad that I'm done. I hope to be able to write a ... Read full review


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Sounds for the Suburbs
Junior Choice
NeuroticBoy Outsider
16Plans for Nigel
The Whole Package
30Memory Games
32Dancing onPlatinum
Incongruous on a Yacht
41TheYear of the Geographic
Resentments Under Construction
44Unlimited Latitude 45Anticlimax to Reflex
Megalomania at the Wheel
50Nouveau Nous

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About the author (2012)

John Taylor is the bassist and cofounder with Nick Rhodes of the British rock band Duran Duran, with a career spanning three decades. In 1999 John married Gela Nash, cofounder of Juicy Couture.

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