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Please Please Tell Me Now

The Duran Duran Story

Stephen Davis



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12 October 2021
In Please Please Tell Me Now, bestselling rock biographer Stephen Davis tells the story of Duran Duran, the quintessential band of the 1980s. Their pretty boy looks made them the stars of fledgling MTV, but it was their brilliant musicianship that led to a string of number one hits. By the end of the decade, they had sold 60 million albums; today, they've sold over 100 million albums--and counting.

Davis traces their roots to the post war British malaise that spawned both the Sex Pistols and Duran Duran--two seemingly opposite music extremes. Handsome, British, and young, it was Duran Duran that headlined Live Aid, not Bob Dylan or Led Zeppelin. The band moved in the most glamorous circles: Nick Rhodes became close with Andy Warhol, Simon LeBon with Princess Diana, and Jonathan Taylor dated quintessential British bad girl Amanda De Cadanet. With timeless hits like Hungry Like the Wolf, Girls on Film, Rio, Save a Prayer, and the bestselling James Bond theme in the series' history, A View to Kill, Duran Duran has cemented its legacy in the pop pantheon--and with a new album and a worldwide tour on the way, they show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Featuring exclusive interviews with the band and never-before-published photos from personal archives, Please Please Tell Me Now offers a definitive account of one of the last untold sagas in rock and roll history-- a treat for diehard fans, new admirers, and music lovers of any age.
By:   Stephen Davis
Imprint:   Hachette
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 150mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   580g
ISBN:   9780306846069
ISBN 10:   0306846063
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   12 October 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

STEPHEN DAVIS is America's preeminent rock journalist and biographer, having written numerous bestsellers on rock bands, including the smash hit Hammer of the Gods. He also collaborated with legendary musicians Levon Helm and Mick Fleetwood on their autobiographies. He lives in Boston.

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