Unseen Duran Duran photographs to hit Birmingham

Denis O’Regan takes us on a fresh journey


Brummie band, Duran Duran, is returning home. Not in the flesh, no, but in the form of never before seen photographs. The photographs will be on display at the exhibition, ‘Careless Memories’, which is open for public viewing at the Malmaison Hotel from the 23rd April.

The images were taken during the bands peak and show a very young Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Andy Taylor and Simon Le Bon.

What will interest most Duran Duran fans is that the photographs, which were taken by Denis O’Regan, show the group on and off stage during the Sing Blue Silver tour in 1983 and the following year.

Duran Duran, formed in 1978, continue to be one of the biggest bands in the world. With a string of hits including ‘Hungry like the Wolf’ and ‘Rio’ they are cemented in the rock hall of fame forever.
Denis O’Regan spoke highly of his work, stating the images “documents the excitement of the shows, the hysteria and mayhem that surrounded them and the tedium of life on the road as they became prisoners of their own success”.

The 23rd April will mark the opening of the three-week exhibition which will be hosted in the lobby of the Malmaison hotel. Denis O’Regan will be on hand to speak to members of the public at select events.

  • The band is also closing in on their 14th Album release this September, whilst also continuing to tour European Festivals.

 By Harry Leach 

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