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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 27, 2008.
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Duran Duran is 1st pop act to play Louvre

Duran Duran is 1st pop act to play Louvre

PARIS, June 12 (UPI) -- Britain's Duran Duran reportedly became the first pop group to perform at the Louvre in Paris when it headlined a recent museum fund-raising event.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007.
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Duran Duran to star in online world

LONDON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The British band Duran Duran will be recreated into Internet citizens who will live inside Second Life, the online virtual world.

Le Bon leaves race for concert tour

ISLE OF WIGHT, Scotland, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon reached the halfway mark in the race that nearly killed him 20 years ago then had to quit for a concert.

Simon Le Bon revisits accident race

ISLE OF WIGHT, Scotland, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon is sailing in the Rolex Fastnet Yacht Race for the first time since he nearly drowned during the competition 20 years ago.

Duran Duran auction football for tsunami

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- British rockers Duran Duran are auctioning a celebrity-signed soccer ball to raise funds for victims of the South Asia tsunami.

Duran Duran to release new album

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Eighties supergroup Duran Duran is set to release "Astronaut," in October, its first album of new music since 1985, Rolling Stone reported.

Multi-million necklace perfect present

LONDON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A timely Christmas auction will take place on Dec. 23 for the most expensive necklace ever on sale at Harrods, London's exclusive department store.

Duran concert tickets sold out

LONDON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- It took only five minutes for British fans to buy all 2,000 tickets for Duran Duran's U.K. comeback show next Tuesday in London, the BBC reported.
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Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran performs at the San Diego Sports Arena on December 9, 2007 as part of the Star 94.1 2007 Jingle Ball Concert. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams)
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27 October 1958 (1958-10-27) (age 51)

Simon John Charles Le Bon (born 27 October 1958, near Bushey, Hertfordshire) is the English lead singer, lyricist and musician with the band Duran Duran and its offshoot, Arcadia.

Simon John Charles Le Bon was the first born son of John Le Bon and Ann-Marie, followed by two further sons, David and Jonathan. His mother encouraged his artistic talent when he was six years old by entering him in a screen test for a Persil washing powder TV advert; he won and starred as the little boy with the off-white shirt, but had no speaking lines.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Simon Le Bon."
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