In the mid-1980s, the members of Duran Duran launched side projects. Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, and Roger Taylor put out an album as Arcadia. John Taylor and Andy Taylor (top) formed a supergroup called The Power Station with drummer Tony Thompson (below) from Chic and singer Robert Palmer. Their name came from the Power Station studio in New York City, where they recorded their first album.
The Power Station released two albums in the ’80s. “Some Like It Hot” was the first single from their 1985 eponymous debut collection. It was the Power Station’s biggest hit, peaking at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The late Tony Thompson’s drumming was the key ingredient that really drove the song.
The video for “Some Like It Hot” featured model Caroline Cossey, also known as Tula. She had also appeared in the 1981 James Bond film For Your Eyes Only. According to Universal Exports, Cossey was outed as transgender by British tabloid News of the World following her appearance in the film. In 1991, she became the first transgender woman to pose for Playboy.