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Boy George

50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 00s 10s
Born: 6/14/1961

Boy George
Wrote lyrics
Performed songs

Performed in
Culture Club
(all songs)

Born George O'Dowd in Eltham, Kent, England.

Boy George first came to prominence with the group Culture Club, for whom he served as lead singer from 1982 to 1986. Boy George's androgynous persona gave the group heavy exposure on MTV.

He left the band and then re-emerged as a solo singer in 1987 with "Sold" but was unable to achieve success in the U.S. while he picked up 8 Top 10 UK hits.  

By 1992, Boy George had faded even at home. Then sang a version of the 60's song "The Crying Game" in a production by the Pet Shop Boys, as the title song for a movie that became a sleeper hit in 1992-1993, resulting in his first substantial U.S. hit as a solo artist.


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