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Boy George

Singer-Songwriter Boy George
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Full Name: George Alan O'Dowd
Profession: Singer-Songwriter


Biography: As the lead singer of the new wave band Culture Club, Boy George recorded several global hits such as "Karma Chameleon" and "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me".

George is distinguishable for his androgynous appearance and unorthodox fashion choices. Culture Club were at the height of their fame in 1980s and have sold more than 150 million records worldwide.

Born: June 14, 1961
Birthplace: Barnehurst, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Age: 60 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini

Historical Events

  • 1976-09-29 Boy George expelled from school
  • 1986-07-07 It is reported that Boy George is being treated for heroin addiction
  • 1987-07-15 Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence