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2012 ➤ How Duran’s Nigel John Taylor could have been happy in a shoegazer band

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JT with Janet Street-Porter on ITV’s Loose Women: “It’s amazing what you can remember from the 80s, Janet, don’t you find?” What CAN John have meant? (Click pic to view video)

❚ A SHY ONLY CHILD, NIGEL JOHN TAYLOR wasn’t an obvious candidate for pop stardom and frenzied girl panic. But when he ditched his first name and picked up a bass guitar, everything changed. In the summer of 1978 John formed Duran Duran with his friend Nick Rhodes. One international rock-star life later, he is in Britain this week promoting his autobiography In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death & Duran Duran which is published here by Sphere.

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John Taylor’s London book reading

Take your pick between the two top interviews … Catch up on JT talking to Hardeep Singh Kohli on Radio 4 Midweek about being born a Nigel so shy he’d “have been happy in a shoegazer band”, on the loneliness of touring, on getting caught up in the hype though “I don’t ever want it to end” … on class A drugs, and on daring to ask producer Cubby Broccoli if he could write a Bond movie theme.

Alternatively you can witness the sexual chemistry when John Taylor visits ITV’s Loose Women, Carol Vorderman, Lisa Maxwell, Janet Street-Porter, Sally Lindsay. Right from the start Vorderman kicks off with sex, and we learn the significance of the number printed each day in Duran’s US tour booklet, about the road to recovery from drug addiction… plus more on JT’s mum being a “catholoholic”.

➢ In NYC on Oct 13 there’s a lunchtime book signing at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, E 54th St (US publication by Dutton Adult on Oct 16)


2012 ➤ “Very doubtful” — Tony Hadley on the future of Spandau

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Tony Hadley today: flanked by two of ITV’s Loose Women, Ruth Langsford and Janet Street-Porter who shot the first TV doc about Spandau Ballet in 1980

❚ MORE COLD WATER HAS BEEN POURED on any future reunion for Spandau Ballet. The leaders of the 80s New Romantics movement haven’t worked together since their Reformation reunion tour ended in 2010. Today on ITV’s Loose Women chat show, Janet Street-Porter asked 51-year-old singer Tony Hadley whether he would ever tour again with Spandau. He replied straight away: “Very doubtful.” His life is busy and full of hoovering these days, he says. Big Tone is now the father of five children — baby Genevieve Elizabeth was born in February.

➢ VIEW Tony Hadley’s eight-minute interview on the ITV Player for the next seven days, in Part 4 of Loose Women

➢ Hadley’s own plans include Rewind The 80s Festival returning for a fifth successive year Aug 18–19 at Henley-on-Thames with Kool & The Gang, OMD, Grandmaster Flash, Rick Astley, Soul II Soul, Five Star, Starship, Jimmy Somerville, Sinitta, Marc Almond, Midge Ure, Adam Ant and more, plus festival fun


➢ The Hadley bombshell no Spandau Ballet fan will welcome
— Dec 2011

➢ Bombshell for Spandau Ballet fans as Hadley unwinds after
US solo tour — Aug 2011

➢ As Big Tone Hadley goes West he tosses out a few interview squibs
— Aug 2011

➢ Spandau Ballet turn east for their final furlong
— Tour’s end, June 2010