Simon Le Bon is the lead singer and lyricist of one of Birmingham’s biggest bands, Duran Duran. In May 1980 when the band were on the lookout for a vocalist, Simon's ex-girlfriend introduced him to them as a potential singer.
Simon turned up for his audition; wearing pink leopard-print trousers, and carrying a notebook containing a large collection of self-composed poetry. Professional success came with their very first album "Duran Duran"(1981). This was followed by three more albums Rio (1982), Seven and the Ragged Tiger (1983) and Arena (1984).
In 1985, he married the model Yasmin Parvaneh amidst great publicity. Simon is now the happy dad of three children - Tallulah Pine, Saffron Sahara and Amber Rose Tamara.
Duran Duran over the years have had numerous changes in membership and swings in popularity.
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The singer had a life-threatening accident while yachting in 1985. Despite this, Le Bon participated in the Whitbread Round the World Race that year, coming in third.
Eventually he reunited with the original five members of Duran Duran in 2001 to record a new album, for Epic Records. Released in 2004, the album was a success with the single "Reach Up For The Sunrise" becoming the first UK Top 10 single of Duran Duran for a decade.
The band continue to tour.
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