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Infectious pop melodies, pioneering synthesizers, MTV megastars.
"Duran Duran are a band of delicious dichotomies: infectious pop melodies concealing complicated musical arrangements; pioneering synthesizers combined with distorted glam rock guitars." More on rockhall.com...
Images from (l to r) Philadelphia Inquirer Photographs, Lee Berry Collection of Promotional Posters and Flyers, Cleveland Scene Photographs, and Jane Scott Papers.
Our books on Duran Duran can be found here.
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All archival materials related to Duran Duran can be found here. Listed below are notable collections and items.
Duran Duran Collection
The Duran Duran Collection, donated by the band in 2001, contains items from the period of the band's history spanning 1983 to 2000. Most of the photographs are from the 1980s; however some of the collection is undated. The posters are primarily from this period, but also include a few from 1999 and 2000. Also included in the collection are a variety of other promotional materials from the 1980s including a calendar, Japanese language photo magazine, and a biographical press program. These promotional materials provide insight into the band's commercial success through their marketing.
Candid and promotional photographs and posters.
Primarily source material from television programming.
Rock's Backpages Articles
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Influence & Legacy
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