Rio Video Was Not Planned For Paradise
DURAN DURAN's iconic RIO video was originally planned to take place in a gloomy London studio - until director RUSSELL MULCAHY relocated the shoot to Antigua.
Four members of the supergroup took off to the West Indies paradise with their partners to relax after recording the Rio album, and they had no idea the video shoot would come to them.
John Taylor recalls, "We got a phone call from our manager: 'Guys don't leave. We're coming out with (bandmate) Andy (Taylor) to make a video."
Roger Taylor adds, "We thought we were filming the video in London and designer Anthony Price had fitted us in all these suits and then the location was changed to Antigua.
"When the outfits turned up we all looked at each other and said, 'That's all we have?' It seemed odd but it was an iconic image, where we're wearing these Anthony Price suits on this yacht. The juxtaposition really worked."