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Boy George
Boy George


Background information
Birth name George Alan O'Dowd
Born June 14, 1961
Born place Bexley, Kent, England
Genre(s) New Wave
Soul
Pop
Rock
Dance
Years active 1981—present
Label(s) Epic Records
Virgin Records
Associated acts Mark Ronson
Culture Club
Jesus Loves You
Website Website



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Boy George (born George Alan O'Dowd on 14 June 1961) is a British singer-songwriter who was part of the English New Romantic movement which emerged in the early 1980s. He helped give androgyny an international stage with the success of Culture Club during the 1980s. His music is often classified as blue-eyed soul, which is influenced by rhythm and blues and reggae. His 1990s and 2000s-era solo music has glam influences such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop. He also founded and was lead singer of Jesus Loves You during the period 1989–1992. Being involved in many activities (among them songwriting, DJing, writing books, designing clothes and photography), he has released fewer music recordings in the last decade.


Albums
Ordinary Alien (2010)


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News

Boy George Pays Tribute To Poly Styrene

April 26, 2011
Boy George has paid tribute to Poly Styrene, the punk singer who has died at the age of 53. Styrene, the singer with X Ray Spex, passed away on Monday (April 25) after a battle with cancer of the spine and breast.   Read more 

Boy George To Write Culture Club Album With Mark Ronson

February 24, 2011
Boy George has revealed that he plans to write songs for Culture Club's new album alongside Mark Ronson. The singer, who appeared on Ronson's recent album 'Record Collection', said Ronson had an “innate ability” to know what works.  Read more 

Boy George Confirms Culture Club Reunion

January 31, 2011
Boy George has confirmed that Culture Club will reunite in 2012. The singer said the group planned to record a new album and would embark on a “proper huge worldwide tour”.  Read more 

Boy George Returns Christ Icon To Church Of Cyprus

January 20, 2011
Boy George has agreed to return an icon of Christ to the Church Of Cyprus. The former Culture Club star bought the item from an art dealer in London in 1985, but did not know where it had come from.  Read more 

The Stooges, Hurts, Boy George Join Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 Line-Up

December 17, 2010
Iggy and The Stooges, Seasick Steve and Boy George have been added to the line-up for next year’s Isle Of Wight festival. The event, which takes place at Seaclose Park from June 10-12, will also feature Hurts, Stornoway, Lissie and Wild Beasts.  Read more 

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