Stephen Duffy

Real Name:
Stephen Anthony James Duffy
Profile:
Born 30 May 1960 in Birmingham, England.
In 1978, John Taylor (guitar), Nick Rhodes (keyboard), and Stephen Duffy (vocals & bass), formed a band called Duran Duran. Simon Colley (bass), joined soon after freeing up Stephen Duffy to focus as sole lead vocalist and frontman. But in 1979, before Duran Duran became wildly successful, Duffy moved on. He became the vocalist for Obviously Five Believers, a.k.a. The Hawks (4), a.k.a. The Subterranean Hawks, and then co-founded a new band, "TinTin". Within 24 hours of signing to Warner, TinTin recorded "Kiss Me," which peaked at 155 in the UK charts. The following year, the group signed to Sire Records in America, where the single became a club hit. A re-recorded version was released in the UK in 1984.

Duffy went solo in 1984, as Stephen "Tin Tin" Duffy, and was signed to 10 Records. In 1985, a new version of "Kiss Me" made it to number 22 inside a week. Within three it hit silver (250,000). During his time at 10 he released three albums and a slew of singles.

1987 saw formation of The Lilac Time which generated several releases before eventually splitting up in 1991. He resumed his solo career as Duffy.

In 1999, he came across an early (1978-1979) Duran Duran tape in storage and met up with former bandmate Nick Rhodes. The two decided to revisit and re-record their earlier material. The result was the album "Dark Circles" under the name "The Devils."

He married fellow musician Claire Worrall in 2008.

Duffy's journey continues... most notably (chartwise) producing material for Robbie Williams.
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Albums

DIX 5 The Ups And Downs — Stephen Duffy Stephen Tin Tin Duffy* The Ups And Downs (Album) 10 Records DIX 5 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
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XID 12 Because We Love You — Stephen Duffy Stephen Duffy Because We Love You (Album) 10 Records XID 12 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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PCS 7361, 0777 7 89420 1 6 Music In Colors — Stephen Duffy Stephen Duffy Music In Colors (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone PCS 7361, 0777 7 89420 1 6 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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DUFF CD 003 Duffy — Stephen Duffy Duffy* Duffy (Album) Indolent Records DUFF CD 003 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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QTCY-2109 I Love My Friends — Stephen Duffy Duffy* I Love My Friends (Album, Single) Cooking Vinyl QTCY-2109 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
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FOLKCD001 Keep Going — Stephen Duffy Stephen Duffy & The Lilac Time Stephen Duffy & The Lilac Time - Keep Going (Album) Folk Modern FOLKCD001 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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none Runout Groove — Stephen Duffy Stephen Duffy & The Lilac Time Stephen Duffy & The Lilac Time - Runout Groove (Album) Bogus Frontage none UK 2007 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

TEN 17 Baby Impossible — Stephen Duffy Stephen Duffy Baby Impossible (Single) 10 Records TEN 17 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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TEN 28 She Makes Me Quiver — Stephen Duffy Stephen Tin Tin Duffy* She Makes Me Quiver (Single, Maxi) 10 Records TEN 28 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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TINP 2 Kiss Me — Stephen Duffy Stephen Duffy Kiss Me (Single, Maxi) 10 Records TINP 2 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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TIN 4 Un Kiss That Kiss — Stephen Duffy Stephen A J Duffy* Un Kiss That Kiss (Single) 10 Records, 10 Records TIN 4 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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101.8316 Icing On The Cake — Stephen Duffy Stephen Tintin Duffy* Icing On The Cake (Single) 10 Records 101.8316 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
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JBV 268 Kiss Me / Not The Only One — Stephen Duffy Stephen 'Tintin' Duffy* / Fiction Factory Stephen 'Tintin' Duffy* / Fiction Factory - Kiss Me / Not The Only One(7", Jukebox) 10 Records, Foundry Records JBV 268 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
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VDJ032 Something Special — Stephen Duffy Stephen Duffy And Sandii Stephen Duffy And Sandii - Something Special (Single) 10 Records, 10 Records VDJ032 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
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TEN 91 I Love You — Stephen Duffy Stephen Duffy I Love You (Single, Maxi) 10 Records, 10 Records TEN 91 New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
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tind 5-10 Extended Play — Stephen Duffy Stephen Duffy Extended Play (EP, Single) 10 Records tind 5-10 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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OG 4121 Kiss Me / Icing On The Cake — Stephen Duffy Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy* Kiss Me / Icing On The Cake (Single) Old Gold (2) OG 4121 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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CDR 6339, 7243 8 80558 2 6 Natalie — Stephen Duffy Stephen Duffy Natalie (Single) Parlophone, Parlophone CDR 6339, 7243 8 80558 2 6 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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7243 880831 2 6 Holte End Hotel — Stephen Duffy Stephen Duffy Holte End Hotel(CD, Single) Parlophone 7243 880831 2 6 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
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DUFF 002 Sugar High — Stephen Duffy Duffy* Sugar High (Single) Indolent Records DUFF 002 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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DUFF 001 London Girls — Stephen Duffy Duffy* London Girls (Single) Indolent Records DUFF 001 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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Shine-US11 Starfit — Stephen Duffy Duffy* Starfit (Single) Summershine Shine-US11 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
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dole 012 London Girls / How Does It Feel? — Stephen Duffy Duffy* / The Wannadies Duffy* / The Wannadies - London Girls / How Does It Feel?(7", Promo) Indolent Records dole 012 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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none Needle Mythology — Stephen Duffy Duffy* Needle Mythology (Single, Maxi) Indolent Records none UK 1995 Sell This Version
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DUFF 006 CD3 17 — Stephen Duffy Duffy* 17 (Single) Cooking Vinyl DUFF 006 CD3 UK 1997 Sell This Version

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Spinecrawler

Spinecrawler

May 4, 2022
edited 6 months ago
For those concerned - he did a one off group with a female,possibly called '' something different '' , i believe the album was released only in Japan
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mrhappysad

mrhappysad

August 1, 2017
I much prefer Stephen's songs over DD's! In This Twilight is one of my very favorites. Thanks STTD!!
soundandlight

soundandlight

July 16, 2012
How it must suck to be Stephen Duffy. You started out in Duran Duran and then left. What a regret to carry around.
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