1. Prior to recording the title track to Roger Moore’s last film as 007 Duran Duran were already fans of the James Bond series especially the groups bass player John Taylor. He famously approached Cubby Broccoli at a party in London and said to him words to the effect of “When are you going to get someone decent to record a Bond theme again’. Interestingly he’d been introduced to Cubby at the party by Taylor’s then girlfriend, Janine Andrews who’d starred in the previous Bond film ‘Octopussy’ as one of the circus girls. (I also have a feeling she’s the model in the Octopussy title sequence wearing the steel bikini holding her hair up (…perhaps after Tom and Chris have finished googling photos of Alison Doody and her daughter they can look up Janine and compare photos of her from the 80s to see if they match the model in the steel bikini?)
4. On 22 May at the films world premiere in San Francisco the band arrived to be greeted by hordes of screaming teenage fans (something not seen at a James Bond premiere since the heyday of the Sean Connery films of the 60s). In London at the Royal premiere on 14 June the band met Prince Charles and one of their most famous fans, Princess Diana. The bands reputation as her favourite pop group in the eighties led to the NME music magazine half-jokingly refer to the group as ‘Diana Diana’.