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Boy George Biography

Boy George (George Alan O’Dowd) was born on 14th June 1961 in Bexley, United Kingdom. He is an English singer, songwriter, DJ, fashion designer and photographer.

Boy George Age

  • He was born on 14th June 1961 (56 years as at 2017)

Boy George Culture Club/ Band

He is a member of Culture club which consists of Jon Moss, Roy Hay, Mikey Craig .Due to the various ethnic backgrounds of the members the group was named ‘Culture Club’.The band recorded demos that were paid for by EMI Records but the
label declined to sign them. Virgin Records expressed interest in signing the group in the UK for European releases, while Epic Records handled the US and North American distribution.

In 1982 they released their debut album ‘Kissing to Be Clever’. The single “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?”, became an international hit, reaching No. 1 in a dozen countries around the world.

In 1986 they released their fourth album ‘From Luxury to Heartache’. Word began circulating in tabloids that George was addicted to drugs. He was arrested in Britain for possession of cannabis. Shortly thereafter, keyboardist Michael Rudetsky, who co-wrote the song “Sexuality” on
Culture Club’s From Luxury to Heartache album, was found dead of a heroin overdose in George’s London home.

Solo Career

In 1987, he released his first solo album, Sold, which garnered mild success in Europe. It spawned the UK singles “Everything I Own” (UK No. 1), “Keep Me in Mind” (UK No. 29), “To Be Reborn” (UK No. 13), and the title song, “Sold” (UK No. 24).

In 1989 he formed his own record label, More Protein, and began recording under the name Jesus Loves You, writing under the pseudonym Angela Dust, a word play on angel dust. He released several underground hits in the early 1990s; “After the Love”, “Generations of Love” and “Bow Down Mister”, the last giving him a UK Top 30 hit in 1991.

Boy George Songs

  • 20th Century
  • A Boy Called Alice
  • After The Love
  • Am I Loosing Control?
  • American Boyz
  • Are You Too Afraid
  • Big Dark Man [waiting]
  • Blindman
  • Bow Down Mister
  • Cheapness And Beauty
  • Crying Game
  • Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?
  • Don’t Cry
  • Don’t Take My Mind On A Trip
  • Dream
  • Everything I Own
  • Evil Is So Civilised
  • Generations Of Love
  • I’l Adore
  • If I Were U
  • Just Ain’t Enough
  • Karma Chameleon
  • Love Hurts
  • Love Is Love
  • Mistake Number Three
  • Out Of Fashion
  • Something Strange Called Love
  • Suffragette City
  • The Crying Game
  • The Dream
  • These Boots Are Made For Walking
  • Time (clock Of The Heart)
  • Too Much Love
  • Victims
  • Where Are You Now?
  • You Spin Me Right Round

Boy George and George Michael

Boy George and George Michael were never friends and during an interview with Piers Morgan on his show Life Stories, he said: ‘We had our squabbles, he was my rival, he was called George, he made soul music so everything he did it was like we were kind of battling all the time.’

He said the only got together once, ‘The only time we really got together was when friends tricked us and there was this one particular night where the two girls in Bananarama invited me to a dinner at a Japanese restaurant and he was there as well and we had such a brilliant time.’

Boy George Book

  • 1995: Take It Like a Man
  • 1983: Boy George in His Own Words
  • 2005: Straight.

Boy George Family

His parents are Jeremiah and Dinah O’Dowd, and has four brothers and one sister.

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