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Duran Duran Pay Tribute to John Barry at Coachella

April 18, 2011 11:12:00 GMT

Duran Duran paid tribute to late Bond composer John Barry during their set at the Coachella music festival in California on Sunday.


Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Duran Duran
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Duran Duran took to the stage on the last night of the event in Indio, California and thrilled fans with hits including "Rio" and "Save a Prayer".

After they finished the set, Duran Duran returned for an encore and dedicated the first track to late musician Barry, who co-wrote their hit song "View to a Kill" for the Roger Moore movie of the same name.

Frontman Simon Le Bon dressed in a white tuxedo reminiscent of the suave superspy and they were backed by an orchestra as they played a pared down version of the tune, before launching into the full, upbeat track.

Le Bon told the crowd, "We lost a dear friend of ours this year - English composer John Barry. This for him."

Duran Duran ended the encore with their classic hit "Girls on Film" as keyboardist Nick Rhodes took photographs of the crowd.


 




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posted by cheriqui on Apr 18, 2011
Actually, I believe it was John Taylor (the bassist) who told the crowd that they lost John Barry. Simon was offstage donning his white tux.

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