Join Duran Duran bass player and founding member John Taylor and Harper's BAZAAR editor in chief Glenda Bailey OBE for a conversation about Taylor's incredible life and career, full of dreams fulfilled, lessons learned and demons conquered. Audience Q&A and book signing to follow.
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. Taylor 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. Alongside these highs were lows—drug abuse and sex addiction—that brought him to the brink of self-destruction before turning his life around.
Duran Duran has sold over 80 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. He is the author of the memoir In The Pleasure Groove: Love, Death & Duran Duran.
Glenda Bailey is editor in chief of Harper’s BAZAAR. She has also served as editor in chief of the U.S. and British editions of Marie Claire. Bailey received an O.B.E. (Order of the British Empire), from Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of her services to British journalism and fashion in the United States.
A portion of the proceeds from this event go to Road Recovery – Music Pros Mentoring At-Risk Youth through Creative Workshops, Live Concert Events & Recording Projects, since 1998.
Road Recovery is dedicated to helping young people battle addiction and other adversities by harnessing the influence of entertainment industry professionals who have confronted similar crises and now wish to share their experience, knowledge and resources. With support from the mental health field, Road Recovery provides hands-on mentorship training, educational/performance workshops, peer-support networking and “all access” to real-life opportunities by collaborating with young people to create and present live-concert events. Road Recovery empowers young people of all backgrounds to face their struggles and helps them develop comprehensive life skills, guided by professionals and supported by a community of like-minded peers.
John Taylor with Glenda Bailey: Love, Death & Duran Duran
Date: Tue, Oct 16, 2012, 7:30 pm
Venue: 92YTribeca Mainstage
Location: 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St
Price: from $15.00
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