80s memorabilia on my bedroom walls

Sep 09

80s memorabilia on my bedroom walls

Here are some of the posters, album covers, autographs, ticket stubs and other random bits of music memorabilia I had up on my bedroom walls from 1983 to around 1988. Autographs below include Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Go West, Gene Loves Jezebel, Level 42, King, Julian Cope, Ten Ten, Peter Murphy and General...

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New Duran Duran site!

May 22

New Duran Duran site!

DuranArchive.com Before my numerous band obsessions — as reflected on this site — there was Duran Duran. And now I’m putting all that vintage Duranie memorabilia to good use: the new website, DuranArchive.com! Please come check it out....

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Duran Duran play Oakland – 1984

Sep 11

Duran Duran play Oakland – 1984

When: April 12, 1984 Where: Oakland Coliseum – Oakland, California And: Ahhh – the “Seven and the Ragged Tiger” tour. My first ever concert (well, apart from non-rock shows my parents too me to — like the guy who sang the theme song for “Welcome Back, Kotter” — who...

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Duran Duran – finally

Jul 18

Duran Duran – finally

When: July 30, 1987 Where: Cal Expo, Sacramento And: After my previous thwarted effort, at long last, I got to meet Duran Duran. The irony of the situation didn’t escape me: I finally found myself backstage at one of their shows… but by that time, I was older and a little wiser, and my obsession with...

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Duran Duran’s John Taylor

Jul 06

Duran Duran’s John Taylor

When: May 22, 1985 Where: Outside the Clift hotel, San Francisco What: “I went to see Duran Duran, and all I got was this lousy photo.” And: This picture caused me much heartbreak, I tell you. It was taken as Mr Taylor was en route to the premiere of A View to a Kill — the movie for which Duran...

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Duran Duran “View To A Kill” video

Jul 04

Duran Duran “View To A Kill” video

You have to watch to the end of this one. Though all the guys clearly liked playing spies, Simon gets the best bit. And for more from this...

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