In The Pleasure Groove With Duran Duran's John Taylor

All is revealed by the award-winning bass player   23-Jul-12

In The Pleasure Groove With Duran Duran's John Taylor

They're one of the biggest bands in the world, and John Taylor has been responsible for some of the best basslines of the 80s with Duran Duran.

Fame wasn't an easy ride for John Taylor, and in his new book 'In The Pleasure Groove' he details a career which led him to 30 top 30 UK singles, and 18 American hits, but also to drug abuse.

The press release reveals more:

"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 summer 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."

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