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Boy George
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Boy George

George and band Culture Club arrived on the music scene amidst a flurry of controversy. He had perfect make-up, had his hair in dreadlocks and wore what can only be described as dresses. It's not a surprise that many mistook him for a girl.

Born George O'Dowd in south London, Boy George was one of pop's biggest talking points and was often in the tabloids.

He did many things before forming the Culture Club: milliner, clothes designer, DJ-ing at London clubs and was even a make-up artist for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

He had a number of hits in the eighties such as Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? and Karma Chameleon. The band's videos were memorable. One was set in the American deep south, but was filmed on a wet afternoon on a particularly uninspiring English riverside.

Ultimately George's involvement with drugs brought his downfall but he made a solo comeback in 1987 with a cover of Everything I Own. It made it to the Number 1 spot.

1982 Music: Top Of The Pops | Culture Club | Musical Youth

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