In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran

Written by:
John Taylor
Narrated by:
John Taylor

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2012
7 hours 55 minutes
John Taylor, Duran Duran’s co-founder, takes the reader on a wild ride through his life. From the eighties through today, from Rio to All You Need is Now, John writes about the music, the parties, and the MTV videos that made millions swoon.

With Duran Duran, John Taylor has created some of the greatest music 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 summer 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 there were tough battles ahead – troubles that brought him to the brink of self-destruction – before turning his life around.

Told with humor, 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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Steve H.

This is a great book. Most music biographies are based on a band member complaining about their band members and how it lead to a breakup. This book isn't that same old story. John Taylor does a great job of telling his story and interesting information on his musical career. He doesn't complain about his Duran Duran band members or any of the women in his life. He just tells an interesting story. I recommend you listen to this book.

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Steve G.

As a huge Duran Duran fan, I enjoyed the back story of the development of the band. It is always refreshing to hear an account of a successful rehab stint to overcome drug and alcohol addictions.

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Robert K.

I don’t know know how it took me so long to discover, but if you’re a fan, it’s a must! For me personally, it hit upon a lot of personal things I could really relate to and there were huge amounts I took away. Thanks!!

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Steve M.

Absolutely great book about Duran Duran, the music business, and John Taylor. I highly recommend this book. A fascinating look into the personal lives of famous people and how “human” they are.

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