Boy George

Born Jun 14, 1961

Boy George is an English singer-songwriter, who was part of the English New Romanticism 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.… Read More

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1961 Birth Boy George was born George Alan O'Dowd in Eltham, London, on 14 June 1961, to Jeremiah and Dinah O'Dowd, and had four brothers and one sister. … Read More


1982 - 1985 2 More Events
1986 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1986, George performed a guest-starring cameo role in an episode titled "Cowboy George" of the television series The A-Team. … Read More
1987 26 Years Old In 1987, he released his first solo album, Sold, which garnered mild success in Europe. … Read More
1989 28 Years Old In 1989, George formed his own record label, More Protein, and began recording under the name Jesus Loves You, writing under the pseudonym Angela Dust, a word play on angel dust. … Read More
1990 29 Years Old From March 1990 to April 1991, George presented a weekly chat and music show on the Power Station satellite channel called Blue Radio.


1992 31 Years Old In 1992, George had a major US and UK hit with the song "The Crying Game", from the soundtrack for the film of the same name. … Read More
1993 32 Years Old In 1993, George was featured on the P.M. Dawn single "More Than Likely" which became a moderate US and UK hit.
1995 34 Years Old 1 More Event
George released the rock-driven album Cheapness and Beauty in 1995, but the album was not successful, although the single "Same Thing in Reverse" became a minor US hit. … Read More
1999 38 Years Old In 1999, Boy George collaborated on songs with dance-oriented acts. … Read More


2002 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, Boy George released U Can Never B2 Straight, an "unplugged" collection of rare and lesser known acoustic works. … Read More
2003 42 Years Old During 2003, he presented a weekly show on London radio station LBC 97.3 for six months. … Read More
In March 2005 he was the guest host for an episode of The Friday Night Project, for Channel 4 television.
2006 45 Years Old 1 More Event
Some recent tracks were shared by George himself in late 2006 and early 2007 on his YouTube account, his three Myspace pages and sometimes on his official site. … Read More
On 25 February 2007, George was special guest DJ at LGBT nightspot, the Court Hotel in Perth, Australia.
He played a special residency at the Shaw Theatre in London from 23 January 2008, followed by a full UK tour.
On 16 January 2009, George was sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment for these offences.


2011 50 Years Old 1 More Event
On 27 January 2011, George announced to the BBC that there would be a 30th anniversary Culture Club reunion tour sometime later in the year and that they would be releasing a new album in 2012. … Read More
2012 51 Years Old George's 2012 appearances included the Melbourne International Arts Festival in October, both as featured guest DJ and also performing with Antony Hegarty in the festival's presentations of Swanlights, the Museum of Modern Art's musical artwork commission, which had only ever been performed one night previously, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. … Read More
2013 52 Years Old 1 More Event
On 19 August 2013, it was announced George would release his new studio album of original material, This Is What I Do, his first in 18 years. … Read More
2014 53 Years Old On 20 May 2014, it was announced on several Boy George pages on Facebook, as well as the official Culture Club site on the same social network, that the band is back together. A new picture of the four members was also posted, along with a list of 11 concert dates through the UK. Alison Moyet would be a special guest on the concerts. The band was scheduled to perform selected dates in America in autumn 2014 before the UK tour in December. … Read More
2016 55 Years Old In January 2016, George joined the fifth series of The Voice UK, replacing Tom Jones as a mentor. … Read More
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