With 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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Nice easy read . Being a brummy & a Duranie as a kid - it really was a great trip down memory lane
A very open and honest account of Nigel aka John Taylor's life and times in and out of Duran Duran. After their superb first album I was never a big fan, but you don't need to be a Duranie to enjoy this. Excellent.
An awesome look into the life of a band that fundamentally had a huge impact on my life, Duran Duran were the book of my life from planet earth to all you need is now DD were songs for so many moments in my life good and bad. In 2011 tried everything in power to get them to South Africa. I will continue with that dream. Thank you John for taking inside the world that is Duran Duran