Please please tell me now, is there something I should know?

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These were the years of MTV and John Hughes movies; the era of big dreams and bigger shoulder pads … Inept flirtations. Dumb crushes. Deplorable fashion choices. Members Only jackets. Girls, every last one of whom seems to be madly in love with the bassist of Duran Duran.

It’s true, in the 80s all the girls loved John Taylor, bassist for Duran Duran.

This is the fertile territory of Talking to girls about Duran Duran, a novel by Rob Sheffield, author of Love is a mix tape.

But I reckon the thinking girl’s Durannie crumpet was singer Simon Le Bon. He’s got a lovely library too.