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In the Pleasure Groove : Love, Death and Duran Duran - John Taylor

In the Pleasure Groove

Love, Death and Duran Duran

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Published: 25th September 2012
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The frank, funny and intimate autobiography of Duran Duran's legendary bassist, John Taylor

With Duran Duran, John Taylor has created some of the greatest songs of our time. From the disco dazzle of debut single 'Planet Earth' right up to their latest number one album All You Need is Now, Duran Duran has always had the power to sweep the world onto its feet.

It's been a ride - and for John in particular, the ride has been wild, thrilling...and dangerous. Now, for the first time, he tells his incredible story - a tale of dreams fulfilled, lessons learned and demons conquered.

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. John formed Duran Duran with his friend Nick Rhodes in the spring of 1978 and they were soon joined by Roger Taylor, then Andy Taylor and finally Simon Le Bon. Together they were an immediate, massive global success story, their pictures on millions of walls, every single a worldwide hit.

In his frank, compelling autobiography, John recounts the highs - hanging out with icons like Bowie, Warhol and even James Bond; dating Vogue models and driving fast cars - all the while playing hard with the band he loved. But he faced tough battles ahead - troubles that brought him to the brink of self-destruction - before turning his life around.

Told with humour, honesty and hard-won wisdom and packed with exclusive pictures, IN THE PLEASURE GROOVE is a fascinating, irresistible portrait of a man who danced into the fire...and came through the other side.

About the Author

John Taylor is the bass player and a founding member of Duran Duran. To date the band has sold over eighty million records worldwide and been awarded six prestigious Lifetime Achievement awards, including ones from the BRITs and MTV. Their latest album, All You Need is Now, debuted at number one in fifteen countries. John has also recorded and toured with members of Chic, The Sex Pistols and Guns N' Roses. Born in Birmingham, John now lives between Wiltshire and Los Angeles. He is married with three children.

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Relief Your Duran Duran Days

By Cinders

from Melbourne

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  • Broad Appeal
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Surprising

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    • Interest In Music World

    Comments about In the Pleasure Groove:

    I loved this book. As I was a Duran Duran fan it has opened my eyes on what on behind the scenes of one of the biggest bands in the world during the 1980's.

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    ISBN: 9780751549058
    ISBN-10: 0751549053
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 416
    Published: 25th September 2012
    Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4  x 3.2
    Weight (kg): 0.654