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Duran Duran Appreciation Day

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August 10th is Duran Duran Appreciation Day. At Lite 98.7, we certainly appreciate their contribution to 80’s music and beyond. So why exactly is there a day for this?

According to the Duran Duran Wiki, the “holiday” to celebrate the music and hair of one of our favorite 80’s bands was created by a DJ in Michigan whose birthday just happens to be August 10th. The band loved the idea and has used it as an opportunity to reach out to its fans through Facebook and Twitter.

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Duran Duran only played a handful of shows in Upstate NY. Outside of NYC, they played in Poughkeepsie in 1981 (arguable not Upstate, but it’s the closest they got in their early days), the Syracuse Carrier Dome in 1984 and at SPAC and Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center (Rochester) in 1987. Fast forward to 2005 for their next Upstate gig, at none other than the Turning Stone.

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The 80’s pop icons never played in Utica, but their spirit lives on in the many cover bands on Varick Street. Here’s Soundbarrier‘s version of Hungry Like The Wolf at Celtic Harp a few years back.

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We’ll be featuring a few extra Duran Duran tracks on Thursday, August 10, 2017 on Lite 98.7 so be sure to join us in this celebration of 80’s fashion, hair and music.

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