(1980) Self-titled debut album released.
(1983) "Is There Something I Should Know" debuts at #1 on the UK charts.
(1984) "The Reflex" becomes the band's first single to hit #1 in the U.S.
(1985) "A View to a Kill" (theme for the James Bond film of the same name) hits #1 worldwide.
(1986) Guitarist Andy Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor leave the band.
(1993) Duran Duran ("The Wedding Album") released; band's waning popularity resurges with the hit single "Ordinary World."
(1997) Bassist John Taylor leaves the band.
(1999) Band parts ways with EMI Records after Medazzaland flops on U.S. charts.
(2000) Band signs deal with Hollywood Records.
(2001) Band parts ways with Hollywood Records after Pop Trash flops.
(2001) Guitarist Warren Cuccurullo fired; original lineup reunited.
(2004) Band signs with Epic Records. Reunion album Astronaut released.
Lead Vocals: Simon LeBon
Keyboard: Nick Rhodes
Bass: John Taylor
Guitar: Andy Taylor
Drums: Roger Taylor
Guitar: Warren Cuccurullo (1989-2001)
Drums: Sterling Campbell (1989-1991)
The band takes its name from "Dr. Durand Durand," a character from the 1968 science fiction cult film Barbarella.