Happy Birthday, Simon Le Bon!

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(photo credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

(photo credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Lead singer of Duran Duran, Simon Le Bon turns 55 today (Sunday October 27th)!

Legend has it, Simon Le Bon turned up for the audition for Duran Duran wearing pink leopard-print trousers, and carrying a notebook containing a collection of his poems in 1980. By 1981, they released Duran Duran and the band became a major force for the New Romantic movement with Le Bon as their leader. Le Bon and the rest of Duran Duran, with the help of MTV and their suggested sex music videos, began the “Second British Invasion” as the “prettiest boys in rock.”

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