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Duran Duran

1. In 1981, upstart MTV bans the risque clip for ''Girls on Film'' -- and their self-titled debut sells over 2.5 million copies.

2. 1982: Princess Di's favorite band.

3. Appear in EW's Pop Culture Quiz issue (page 37, answer to where their name came from: ''A character in the sci-fi film Barbarella'') in April 2003.

4. Now, after 12 albums and sales of over 70 million, the original lineup resurfaces with scads of sold-out shows, a VMA appearance -- and their first CD in 19 years, due in '04.

Originally posted Sep 05, 2003 Published in issue #726 Sep 05, 2003 Order article reprints