We all know who the Fab Four are. In the Eighties a motley bunch of New Wave/postpunk bands from Britain came to our shores. In early 1983 five men with good looks, talent, a style inspired by glam and a penchant for catchy songs with the lyrics occasionally a bit oblique ("Union of the Snake", anyone?) and spectacular videos, some of which are downright STRANGE. Those last two factors didn't really matter diddley squat, because girls were screaming and the band really rocks.
Duran Duran hysteria was really ON, reminding some adults of the Beatlemania that came 20 years before. Radio station DJs on both sides of the Atlantic (and beyond) referred to this band as the "Fab Five".
Duran Duran, consisting of Simon LeBon, Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Roger Taylor (the 3 Taylors are not related), and Nick Rhodes is the Fab Five, hands down. Some so-called "music experts" have dubbed N'Sync as the "Fab Five" but if you think that bunch of chumps are "fab" then I got the deed for the Golden Gate bridge to sell you. Duran Duran may not be the Beatles but they are still cool and fab.
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