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Q | Dec 19, 2012 | 20:05

Duran Duran bassist John Taylor in Studio Q

Bassist and founding member of Duran Duran, John Taylor, was part of one of the biggest bands to come out of the UK and a major force not onl in music, but in embracing video as an art form. He joins Jian in Studio Q to talk about his new memoir called "In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran".

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