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    DescriptionWith 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.


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    Title
    In The Pleasure Groove
    Subtitle
    Love, Death and Duran Duran
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Taylor
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 780 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780751549041
    ISBN 10: 0751549045
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGF, BGFA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1A
    BIC subject category V2: AVH
    BISAC V2.8: MUS035000
    BIC subject category V2: AVGP
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000, MUS050000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15970
    BISAC V2.8: MUS029000
    DC23: 782.42166092
    Thema V1.0: AVN, AVP, DNBF1, AVLP
    Thema style qualifier V1.0: 6PB, 6RF
    Illustrations note
    3x8pp colour pics; integrated b/w throughout.
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Sphere
    Publication date
    13 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    Wonderfully evocative ... an engaging read written with style, insight and, above all, charm ... he has quietly and inconspicuously become one of our greatest living Englishmen Sunday Express Amusing, self-deprecating ... Taylor is a likeable and droll narrator, generous to band mates, loyal to loved ones and unfailingly hard on himself Daily Mail The real pleasure of the memoir is Taylor's voice - a disarming blend of candour, warmth and self-deprecating humour New York Times A captivating read Q