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Duran Duran to induct Roxy Music into Hall of Fame

News 05/03/2019

Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon and John Taylor will be inducting Roxy Music into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame that is happening on the 29th this month.

Taylor broke the news on Jonesy's Jukebox, indicating that Roxy Music will be inducted by "someone close to our hearts". 

"Someone I'm looking at, I think. I'm so jealous," host Steve Jones responds.

"I think Simon and I are going to do it, which is incredible," Taylor says. " When reminiscing about Roxy Music's video for 'Virginia Plain,' in 1972, he says, "I remember seeing them on television, and they were just like nothing we'd ever seen before, were they?"

Jones said, "I remember watching it from Banstead Hall. I was put away for a year and a half. We were allowed to watch TV and I remember seeing it on 'Top of The Pops' and it blew my mind."

"They were like outer space, almost?" Taylor points out the distinctive keyboard sound that Brian Eno played sounded similar to Joe Meek on 'Telstar' that was produced for the Tornadoes.

Listen to the full interview below.