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BOY GEORGE

BIOGRAPHY
 
Boy George

An English singer, songwriter.

Headed band Culture Club which formed in 1981, London, UK.

The group became popular during the early eighties with world wide success touring nearly every country.

English singer-songwriter and club DJ 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
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In Australia their popularity was matched equally to other countries.

George grew up in a large, working-class Irish family, which originated in Thurles, in Co. Tipperary, Ireland.

O'Dowd was a part of the British new romantic movement which emerged in the late 1970s and was popularised in the early 1980s. He and Marilyn, born Peter Robinson were regulars at 'The Blitz' (regulars being labelled as Blitz Kids), a highly stylised nightclub in London.

Boy George is also known for his flamboyant and androgynous appearance back in the 80s and early 90s.

George's striking looks inspired many Boy George look-alike contests around the world, and his face became the image of Culture Club. He became an alternative teen idol, as well as a gay icon.

Boy George went solo in 1987.


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