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English born, Irish singer-songwriter


Boy George was part of the English New Romantic movement which emerged in the early 1980s. His music is often classified as blue-eyed soul, which is influenced by rhythm and blues and reggae. His 1990s and 2000s-era solo music has glam influences such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop. He also founded and was lead singer of Jesus Loves You during the period 1989–1992. Being involved in many activities (among them songwriting, DJing, writing books, designing clothes and photography), he has released fewer music recordings in the last decade.

Boy George Info

Birth nameGeorge Alan O'Dowd
Date of BirthJune 14, 1961
Place of BirthEltham, London, England
OccupationsSinger–songwriter, DJ
GenresSoul, pop, rock, dance
InstrumentsVocals, turntables
Years active1981–present
LabelsVirgin Records, Epic Records, More Protein, Plan A Records
Associated actsCulture Club, Jesus Loves You
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 I think that is terribly sanctimonious. I’ve already been to trial. I’ve paid my price. Why should I have to explain myself to anybody, let alone seek their forgiveness? 
— Boy George doesn't feel that he needs to apologize for his past actions / April 12, 2010
 Ever since I’ve come out, I’ve had nothing but affection, everyone from the doorman at The Dorchester Hotel to taxi drivers. None of them have expected me to apologize. They just all seem really glad that I’m out, and that I’m back. It’s made me realise that people do care for me. And before you ask, yes, I am grateful for that. I am. 
— Boy George doesn't feel that he needs to apologize for his past actions / April 12, 2010
 I’ve grown up. I always used to hate it when people said things like that; it made me wretch. But I’ve realized that just because you’ve grown up, it doesn’t mean you necessarily have to become boring. I certainly haven’t. All that has happened is that my desire for drama is greatly diminished. And it’s a relief to be able to say that. 
— Boy George / April 12, 2010