After 18 years, The Dutch Go Duran fanzine has officially closed
down. We've had a truly wonderful time doing this, but our enthusiasm to spend
large amounts of our time on the fanzine is declining. We’ve always done our
best to produce well-written fanzines which are enjoyable to read and have
decided to end on a high, instead of dwindling away.
73, release early October 2006, marked the final issue of TDGD. It
contained, among other goodies, a letter from Simon that said:
An Open Letter to the Dutch Go Duran
For Esther & Manon, & all the followers of The Dutch Go Duran.
Well I suppose, all good things have to end. And sadly, it seems that this is the end of the road for The Dutch Go Duran.
since I first saw and pondered the quirkily titled publication in 1988,
it has been one of, if not my most, favourite fanzine which is in orbit
around Duran Duran.
eighteen years you've encouraged us, been a conduit between ourselves
and the many fans, informed us of some home truths too embarrassing to
say face to face, and generally waved the DD flag with vigour. In short
you've made us smile.
remains for me to say thank you for 18 years dedication, for your love
and attention, for your sense of fun and for your energy.
I wish you both Manon & Esther the best fortune in your endeavours and in your lives. You will be much missed.
Yours with love,