This 1982 classic was taken on the rooftop pool at the Riott House. Hardly anyone in the USA knew Duran Duran. I knew them of course as I would see them plastered all over the Japanese magazines. When I met up with the band they had nothing to do and what seemed like zero press. I took them up and down the Sunset strip and dragged them upstairs to the hotel pool. They were gracious and incredibly cool. Simon and John Taylor even as teenagers had star presence. You could really feel it. They were incredibly charismatic and total pros in front of the camera. It would be another 25 years before I would run back into John Taylor at a party at the Chateau Marmont Hotel. He looks exactly the same and he had not lost one once of that charm.
Note from Brad: Hey invite me to a cool scene to take photos! I am around all summer!