Joel Katz

Joel Katz

Joel Katz

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran performs during the Opening Ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at Alexander Stadium on July 28, 2022 on the Birmingham, England. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Why is Today Duran Duran Appreciation Day?

That’s a very good question, why is today Duran Duran Appreciation Day? Duran Duran was founded in in 1978 and rose to fame in the early 80’s.

So here’s the “Why?” In 2003 YM Magazine declared August 10th Duran Duran Appreciation day, but many say it was initiated by a Michigan disc jockey named M. Kennedy who started it to be celebrated on his birthday. Other sources say it takes place on August 10 because it was on that date in 1985 when Duran Duran lead singer Simon Le Bon nearly lost his life in a boating accident.

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  • Duran Duran Back in the Day

    Duran Duran back before color was invented

    Duran Duran

    Group Portrait of British band Duran Duran in London, England in 1981. Left to right are keyboard player Nick Rhodes, guitarist Andy Taylor, singer Simon Le Bon, bassist John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)

  • Duran Duran in Their Early Days

    Duran Duran in 1981, the same year Beyonce, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were born

    Duran Duran 1981

    (MANDATORY CREDIT David Tan/Shinko Music/Getty Images) Duran Duran on a street corner in NYC, NYC, September 1981. (Photo by David Tan/Shinko Music/Getty Images)

  • Simon Le Bon

    Simon Le Bon’s reaction when he learned it was Duran Duran Appreciation Day

    Simon Le Bon

    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – JULY 28: Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran performs at the 2022 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at Alexander Stadium on July 28, 2022 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

  • Duran Duran's Current Line-up

    Duran Duran posing for a picture 93 days before this years Duran Duran Appreciation Day

    Duran Duran

    IBIZA, SPAIN – APRIL 29: Duran Duran members, Simon Le Bon, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes and John Taylor at Pacha Destino Resort, in Ibiza on April 29, 2022 in Ibiza, Spain.

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