Duran Duran Band Members Ages And More

80s iconic lineup of Duran Duran members photographed by Mankowitz in North London 1981.
80s iconic lineup of Duran Duran members photographed by Mankowitz in North London 1981.( Source : instagram )

Duran Duran Band members ages are Simon Le Bon (64), Nick Rhodes (60), John Taylor (62), and Roger Taylor (63). John and Roger are not related to one another.

This Birmingham-originated music group is one of the best-selling dance rock bands from the late 70s. They have sold over 100 million records worldwide.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame also inducted the band in 2022 alongside the rapper Eminem. During the course of their career, the band has won multiple awards including Grammy, Brit, MTV, and Billboard awards.

After the split of The Beatles, they were considered to be the next romantic and charming boy band in the early 80s.

Since its conception, multiple artists have joined and left the band but the co-founders Nick and John are still releasing music in their 60s.


Duran Duran Band Members Names

Duran Duran band members are Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, and Roger Taylor. Simon Le Bon is the lead vocalist of the band.

Original Members Of Duran Duran

Old and New members of the Duran's iconic 80s lineup left to right; John, Andy, Simon, Roger, and Nick
Old and New members of the Duran's iconic 80s lineup left to right; John, Andy, Simon, Roger, and Nick( Source : instagram )

Original members of Duran Duran include artists like Stephen Duffy, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, and Roger Taylor.

Nick, John, Roger, and Stephen all joined the band in 1978 but Duffy left the band in 1979, before, Duran Duran achieved global fame. He joined the band named " The Lilac Time" with his brother Nick Duffy.

Multiple artists joined and left the band before the group achieved its fame, the list of artists who did not remain in the band was as follows;

  • Bass Player- Simon Colley (1978-1979)
  • Lead Vocals- Andy Wickett (1979-1980)
  • Guitars- Alan Curtis (1979-1980)
  • Lead vocals- Jeff Thomas (1980)

Similarly, there were a few members who joined the band in the late 80s and left the current lineup; they are as follows:

  • Guitars and backing vocals- Andy Taylor (1980-1986, 2001-2006, 2023)
  • Guitars and backing vocals: Warren Cuccurullo (1989-2001, 1986-1989)
  • Drums- Sterling Campbell (1989-1991)

Duran Duran Current Members

Current members of Duran Duran promoting their 2019 show in the December
Current members of Duran Duran promoting their 2019 show in the December( Source : instagram )

Duran Duran current members include original members Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, and Roger Taylor. Simon Le Bon joined the band in 1980 creating the popular lineup.

This band has a unique music sound each passing decade, their 80s sound was matched by the best-selling solo artist Madonna in her earlier years.

Nick Rhodes

Rhodes promoting the band's summer tour in 2020, they faced ordeal due to covid but the band were able to work on their 2021 album during the pandemic.
Rhodes promoting the band's summer tour in 2020, they faced ordeal due to covid but the band were able to work on their 2021 album during the pandemic.( Source : instagram )

Nick Rhodes is the keyboardist and the producer of the band. He is the founding member who also the band's name "Duran Duran."

Rhodes has contributed to all albums of Duran Duran. Outside his own band, he has collaborated with his long-time friend Stephen Duffy on the album titled "Dark Circles."

Similarly, his other projects and Duran Duran spinoffs include bands like Arcadia, The Power Station, Neurotic Outsiders, The Devils, and TV Mania.

John Taylor

John Taylor expressing his ordeal that he experienced while suffering from covid in his Instagram post
John Taylor expressing his ordeal that he experienced while suffering from covid in his Instagram post( Source : instagram )

John Taylor is the bass guitarist of the band, he is known for his acting and solo career besides his time with the band.

This guitarist was also part of the two supergroups "Power Station" and "Neurotic Outsiders." Neurotic outsiders also included Bernard Edwards who is popular for his work with the greatest rhythm guitarist Nile Rodgers.

Roger Taylor

Roger is a handsom lad, he is crush of teenagers from the 80s. The artist is now 63 years old
Roger is a handsom lad, he is crush of teenagers from the 80s. The artist is now 63 years old( Source : instagram )

Roger Taylor also known as Roger Andrew Taylor is often mistaken for the Queen's drummer of the same name. Taylor in his younger days aspired to become the goalkeeper for Aston Villa.

According to the artist, he was inspired by drummers like Paul Thompson and Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones as the key influences for him to pursue his music.

In 2016, Taylor was also a member of a charitable organization that was trying to bridge the gap between culture and countries. The musician collaborated with ABBA members and other foreign artists.

Simon Le Bon

Simon Le Bon wearing a suit and going to NME awards, the Synth-pop band were able to make comeback by the release of their 2021 album.
Simon Le Bon wearing a suit and going to NME awards, the Synth-pop band were able to make comeback by the release of their 2021 album.( Source : instagram )

Simon Le Bon is the main vocalist and songwriter of the band. The artist also won the Ivor Novello Award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors whose past include artist like Art Garfunkel.

Bon replaced the band's lead singer Stephen Duffy. In his audition for the role, he came in a pink trouser outfit and book of poems which later turned into songs for the debut album of Duran Duran.

The artist contributed significantly to "Duran Duran" thus most of the singles from albums are written by the artist. He also released an album titled "So Red The Rose" with the spin-off group "Arcadia."

Duran Duran Members Then And Now

Now and then members of Duran Duran. They were teenagers heartthrob and were known as romantic band in the 1980.
Now and then members of Duran Duran. They were teenagers heartthrob and were known as romantic band in the 1980. ( Source : instagram )

Duran Duran members were the 80s icon and had a strong fan following in that era. They were popular as a romantic band who were successful in bringing a new sound.

Since the formation of the band, they have transformed significantly. Simon married two times, he is currently with Yasmin Parvaneh, the lead singer who has already become a grandfather in 2018.

Rhodes after his divorce from Julie Anne Friedman has not married since then. He is still a bachelor and practices a vegetarian lifestyle.

John and Roger are both happily married. John became an American citizen and maintains dual citizenship since 2013.

Are The Taylors In Duran Duran Brothers?

John Taylor (left) and Roger Taylor joined the band in 80s, they are good friends and have collaborated outside Duran Duran
John Taylor (left) and Roger Taylor joined the band in 80s, they are good friends and have collaborated outside Duran Duran ( Source : instagram )

No. Taylors in Duran Duran are not brothers. It is a mere coincidence that John Taylor and Roger Taylor were in the band.

Similarly, Andy Taylor also joined the band in 1980 being three Taylors in the same band. Duran Duran created a Taylor crew despite they were not related to one another.

Moreover, Andy left the band in 1990, but the lineup of two Taylor still exists in the band. John and Roger's contribution has become significant since the start of the band.

Their recent accolade also includes their 2021 album "Future Past" which was among the 54 most anticipated albums in the 2021 list by Rolling Stone.

Furthermore, three Tyalors shall be back as the band wrote in their Instagram post on 20th March 2023 that they shall release a new musical project in collaboration with Andy Taylor.

Duran Duran Most Popular Songs

Setlist of songs to be performed in Duran Duran concert in Leeds at 2023
Setlist of songs to be performed in Duran Duran concert in Leeds at 2023( Source : facebook )

Duran Duran's most popular songs are 1. Hungry Like A Wolf 2. Ordinary World 3. Come Undone and many more.

Hungry Like The Wolf is the band's best-selling single which is also certified platinum. It charted at 5th position in UK Singles.

Similarly, the best-performing singles of the artist include Rio, Is There Something I should know? Union of the Snake, The Reflex, and The Wild Boys.

These singles were at least certified silver by BPI. The members of the band made a guest appearance in the album "Encomium: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin" single Thank You.

Synth-pop band members were successful in creating multiple video albums and music videos. Their most praised music video is "Come Undone" released in 1993.

In the course of their career, they partnered with multiple Record labels from EMI, Hollywood, and Epic to their present record label BMG.

Songs NameSpotify Streams
Hungry Like the Wolf324 M
Ordinary World262 M
Come Undone144 M
Girls On Film88 M
Save A Prayer62 M
A View To A Kill64 M
Rio67 M
The Wild Boys53 M
The Reflex54 M
Notorious26 M

Duran Duran Albums And Discography

Album cover of
Album cover of "Seven and the ragged tiger" released in 1983( Source : instagram )

Duran Duran Albums and Discography include 15 studio albums, four compilation albums, four live albums, two remix albums, and others.

The list of the band's best-selling albums is as follows:

  • Duran Duran (Platinum)
  • Rio (Platinum)
  • Seven and the Ragged Tiger (Platinum)
  • Notorious (Gold)
  • Big Thing (Silver)
  • Duran Duran (The Wedding Album) (Gold)
  • Thank You
  • Medazzaland
  • Pop Trash
  • Astronaut (Gold)
  • Red Carpet Massacre
  • All You Need Is Now
  • Paper Gods
  • Future Past

Band's latest album is Future Past. According to John Taylor, it is a "very emotionally deep album" as the lyrics of the song were written before Covid-19.

Arena, the band's live album went Platinum and charted in multiple countries attaining the top 10 position.

Duran Duran Members Net Worth

Members of the band promoting their show through band's twitter by interacting with their fans
Members of the band promoting their show through band's twitter by interacting with their fans( Source : instagram )

Duran Duran Members Net Worths are as follows:

  • Nick Rhodes ($60 Million)
  • Simon Le Bon ($65 million)
  • John Taylor ($30 million)
  • Roger Taylor ($5 million)

Rhodes is a producer who produced a few of the albums of the band as well. During the 80s era, the artist earned around $10 million on record sales.

Similarly, his other collaboration and side projects brought generated further wealth which has created a sizeable fortune.

Likewise, Simon also has most of the songwriting credits on Duran Duran's discography. Thus, he also receives loyalty from his work in addition to the band's performance.

Along with record sales, touring is another field where Synth-pop artist was able to generate their wealth.

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