By John Taylor
Author note: With a brand new creation by means of Nick Rhodes
The expertise. The air of mystery. The video clips. From their 1981 hit "Planet Earth" to their most up-to-date number-one album, All you would like Is Now, John Taylor and Duran Duran have enchanted audiences around the globe. It's been a wild trip, and—for John in particular—dangerous. John recounts the tale of the band's formation, their large luck, and his trip to the edge of self-destruction.
Told with humor, honesty—and filled with particular pictures—In the excitement Groove is an impossible to resist rock-and-roll portrait of a band whose reputation hasn't ever been stronger.
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How deliciously you could paint him—it would make fascinating reading,—the sort that makes a reader laugh & cry at the same time, for Orion is as good & as ridiculous a soul as ever was. We thought we were going to lose our little Clara yesterday, but the danger is gone, to-day, apparently. Ah, to think of Bayard Taylor! It is too sad to talk about. I was so glad there was not a single sting & so many good praiseful words in the Atlantic’s criticism of Deukalion. Love to you all Yrs Ever Mark. Ï We remain here till middle of March.
Yes, we calculate upon returning to America next August & to Hartford in October. Yrs Truly S. L. Clemens Ï 1879—page 20 To Orion Clemens 9 February 1879 • Munich, Germany (MS: CU-MARK and CtHMTH, #01631) Munich, Feb. 9. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 My Dear Bro— I enclose $25 draft for $25 on Hartford. I shall be sincerely glad to hear that you[r] success meets your highest expectations. But I want to caution you earnestly as to one thing.
When that day comes the tramps will as soon go to any other place beginning with H as Hartford. Meaning short-syllable places beginning with H. I wish an experienced tramp would reform; & expose the means by which tramps acquire their surprisingly minute & accurate information about the inside affairs of families. I have in mind the French tramp whom I spoke of a while ago. A young American lady who is visiting us,—I will call her Miss Jones, though that is really not her name,—goes to Madame B.
In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran by John Taylor