Boy George

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: 80s pop new wave gay singer-songwriter queer Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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George O’Dowd, 14 June 1961, Eltham, Kent, England. During the early 80s O’Dowd became a regular on London’s New Romantic club scene. His appearances at clubs such as Billy’s, Blitz, Heaven and Hell were regularly featured in the pages of magazines such as Blitz and The Face. Flaunting a series of flamboyant cross-dressing styles he caught the attention of pop svengali Malcolm McLaren who enrolled him to appear alongside Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella Lwin, as Lieutenant Lush, at a concert at London’s Rainbow Theatre. This partnership proved short-lived but useful as George’s name was pushed further into the spotlight. A meeting with former disc jockey and bass player Mikey Craig resulted in the forming of a band, In Praise Of Lemmings. After the addition of former Adam And The Ants drummer Jon Moss plus guitarist Roy Hay, the band was renamed Culture Club.

To the public Culture Club was, to all intents and...

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