In 1978, Bates left school at the age of sixteen, and founded Duran Duran with his art school friend John Taylor.
At about the same time as the name Duran Duran was chosen for the band, he decided to change his name, for "aesthetic reasons", to Rhodes after the Greek Isle.
Nick Rhodes (born Nicholas James Bates in Moseley, West Midlands, England, June 8 , 1962) is the keyboardist for Duran Duran.Both Rhodes and singer Simon Le Bon are the only members to have been with the band throughout its 25-year professional career (beginning in 1980).The integration of sound and interactive visuals is spectacular. The code will be valid for 2 weeks, expiring at pm CT on Tuesday, May 29th. If you didn’t know, Gary is a visual designer who has worked with the band for many years.I really hope the installation travels so that many more people can experience it. He is especially versed in moving image technology.Rhodes was also quick to recognize the potential of the music video, and pushed the band to put more effort into their early videos than seemed warranted at the time (before the advent of MTV).
His contributions to the band were sometimes underestimated by contemporaries and critics.While not the only band he works with, his Duran resume includes: The Latest and Greatest Tour, The Pop Trash Tour, The…read more Duran Duran are excited to have their very special live LP Duran Duran Budokan included as part of this year’s Record Store Day!I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to get this blog done.This week marks the last week of the school year for me, which means that I had to grade over 100 essays and clean up my room within a week.Luckily, I finished those tasks this morning, allowing me some time to wish my favorite keyboardist a happy birthday!!!