|Born||14 June 1961|
|Origin||Eltham, London, England|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, DJ|
|Years active||1982 – present|
Plan A Records
|Associated acts||Culture Club, Jesus Loves You|
Boy George (born George Alan O'Dowd 14 June 1961 in Eltham, London) is an English singer-songwriter and club DJ who was part of the English New Romantic movement which emerged in the early 1980s. Events 1276 - While taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Eltham is a district in the London Borough of Greenwich. It is a suburban development situated east south-east of Charing Cross. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Reggae is a Music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Electronica includes a wide range of contemporary Electronic music designed for a wide range Dance (from French danser, perhaps from Frankish) is an Art form that generally refers to movement of the body usually rhythmic A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both A disc jockey (also known as DJ or deejay) is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with Speech. Turntablism is the art of manipulating sounds and creating music using phonograph turntables and a DJ mixer. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Virgin Records is a British Record label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, Simon Draper, and Nik Powell Culture Club were a Grammy Award -winning British pop group that formed in the early 1980s Boy George (born George Alan O'Dowd 14 June 1961 in Eltham London) is an English Singer-songwriter, who was part of the English New Events 1276 - While taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Eltham is a district in the London Borough of Greenwich. It is a suburban development situated east south-east of Charing Cross. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland New Romantic was a short- lived Fashion and music movement that occurred primarily in the United Kingdom and Ireland during the very early 1980s He helped give androgyny an international stage with the success of Culture Club during the 1980s. Culture Club were a Grammy Award -winning British pop group that formed in the early 1980s His music is often classified as blue-eyed soul, which is influenced by rhythm and blues and reggae. Blue-eyed soul (also known as white soul) is a term used to describe R&B or Soul music performed by white artists Reggae is a Music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s His 1990s and 2000s-era solo music has glam influences such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop. Glam rock (also known as glitter rock) is a sub-genre of Rock music that developed in the UK in the post- Hippie early 1970s which was "performed by David Bowie (ˈboʊiː born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947 is an English Musician, actor producer, and arranger. James Newell Osterberg Jr (born April 21, 1947) better known by his Stage name Iggy Pop, is an American rock singer Songwriter
Boy George's androgynous style caught the attention of music executive Malcolm McLaren (of Sex Pistols fame), who arranged for O'Dowd to perform with the group Bow Wow Wow, featuring Annabella Lwin. Malcolm McLaren (born Malcolm Robert Andrew Edwards on January 22 1946 in London) is an English Impresario and musician The Sex Pistols are an English Punk rock band that formed in London in 1975 Bow Wow Wow was a 1980s New Wave band managed by former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren during 1980 Annabella Lwin (born 31 October 1965 in Yangon, Myanmar) is an Anglo-Burmese Singer, Songwriter, and Record Boy George's association with Bow Wow Wow ended soon afterwards, and he started his own group with bassist Mikey Craig. Mikey Craig (born Michael Emile Craig 15 February 1960, in Hammersmith, London) was a former DJ who became the Bassist The group was to be called In Praise Of Lemmings, but the name was later abandoned. Jon Moss (who had drummed with The Damned, Adam and the Ants and London) then joined the group. Jon Moss (born Jonathan Aubrey Moss 11 September 1957, Wandsworth, London, England) is the former Drummer for the The Damned are an English band formed in London in 1976 notable for being the first Punk rock band from England to release a single (" New Rose " an This article is about the English band London For the American band with the same name see London. The final member to join the band was Roy Hay. The group abandoned another name, Sex Gang Children, and settled on the name Culture Club, an in-joke about the ethnic composition of the group, which consisted of an Irish singer, a Jamaican-Briton on bass, a Jewish drummer, and an Englishman on guitar. Sex Gang Children were an early Gothic rock group that formed in the early 1980s in Britain. Culture Club were a Grammy Award -winning British pop group that formed in the early 1980s
The band signed with Virgin Records in the UK and with Epic Records in the US, and released its debut album Kissing To Be Clever in 1982. Virgin Records is a British Record label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, Simon Draper, and Nik Powell Epic Records is an American Record label. It is owned and operated by Sony Music Entertainment. The album's third single, "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?", reached #1 in sixteen countries and #2 in the United States. " Do You Really Want to Hurt Me " is a song recorded by Culture Club and was released as a single from the album Kissing to Be Clever. This single was followed by "Time (Clock Of The Heart)" (not on the UK LP), which reached the US #2, and "I'll Tumble 4 Ya", which reached #9. This gave Culture Club the distinction of being the first group since the Beatles to have three top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 from a debut album. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 Their next album, Colour By Numbers was also a success.
The single "Church Of The Poison Mind" (featuring Helen Terry) became a Top 10 hit, and "Karma Chameleon" became a #1 single in numerous countries around the world, including the U. Helen Terry (born May 25 1956) is a British Singer, known for her backing vocal work with Culture Club. " Karma Chameleon " is a song from British band Culture Club. S. , where it stayed at #1 for three weeks, and the UK, where it was the best-selling single of the year, spending six weeks at #1. This is a list of the number one singles on the UK Singles Chart, during the 1980s. It stands as the group's biggest hit. "Miss Me Blind" and "It's A Miracle" were Top 5 and Top 20 hits respectively, and "Victims" was another Top 3 UK hit.
George became the main songwriter of the band for Culture Club's contributions to the movie soundtrack Electric Dreams. Electric Dreams is a soundtrack album from the movie Electric Dreams. George and Roy Hay had already written "Love Lies Lost" for backing singer Helen Terry and a new tune "Passing Friend" for the upcoming Beach Boys album but the two Culture Club songs for Electric Dreams, "The Dream" and "Love is Love", was also written solely by George and Roy Hay. Helen Terry (born May 25 1956) is a British Singer, known for her backing vocal work with Culture Club. " Passing Friend " is a song written by Boy George and Roy Hay, and recorded by the American pop band The Beach Boys The Beach Boys is the twenty-second studio Album by The Beach Boys, released in 1985. Moreover, the P. P. Arnold song "Electric Dreams" was credited only to George and Phil Pickett, who also co-wrote "Karma Chameleon". Pat Arnold (born Patrica Ann Cole 3 October 1946, Los Angeles, California, professionally known as P George was one of the lead vocalists on the Band Aid single "Do They Know It's Christmas". Band Aid was a British and Irish charity supergroup, founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in order to raise money " Do They Know It's Christmas? " is a song written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984 specifically to raise money for relief of 1984–1985 famine In early 1986, he guest-starred on an episode of The A-Team entitled "Cowboy George", in which he played himself. The A-Team is an American action Adventure Television series about a fictional group of ex- United States Army Special Forces
In 1985, George developed a heroin addiction, which affected Culture Club's ability to perform and record. Culture Club were a Grammy Award -winning British pop group that formed in the early 1980s Their 1986 album From Luxury to Heartache dragged on for so long that producer Arif Mardin had to disband the sessions and leave it up to engineer Lew Hahn to record the final vocals. From Luxury to Heartache is an album by New Wave band Culture Club, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music) Arif Mardin (Istanbul March 15, 1932 – New York June 25, 2006) was a Turkish - American Music producer In July, he was arrested by the British police for possession of cannabis. Several days later, keyboardist Michael Rudetski, who played on From Luxury to Heartache and had co-written “Sexuality” and "What Have I Got To Lose" with George, was found dead of a heroin overdose in George's home. This followed a second death, friend Mark Vaultier who overdosed on methadone and Valium at a party Boy George was attending but got arrested en route on suspicion of carrying drugs. Methadone ( Dolophine Amidone Methadose Physeptone Heptadon and many others is a synthetic Opioid, used medically as an Analgesic, Antitussive Diazepam (daɪˈæzɨpæm first marketed as Valium by Hoffmann-La Roche, is a Benzodiazepine derivative Drug. A tour of America was cancelled and the group had disbanded by late 1986.
Still battling his heroin addiction and subsequent dependence on prescription narcotics, George started recording his first solo album. In 1987, Sold was released and George enjoyed several hit singles including "Everything I Own" (UK#1), "Keep Me In Mind" (UK#29), "To be Reborn" (UK#13) as well as the title song (UK#24). Sold is the debut solo Album by British Pop rock / soul Singer Boy George, released Despite UK success, George never really managed to duplicate that success in the United States, especially because he was not able to go to America because of the previous year's drug charges, though he did score a moderate hit with the song "Live My Life" (#40 US) from the Hiding Out soundtrack. His second US album High Hat comprised of songs from two of his solo British albums released after Sold. This article refers to an album by Boy George For the part of a drum kit see Hi-hat. The R&B song "Don't Take My Mind On A Trip", produced by Teddy Riley, became the only hit from High Hat, reaching top 5 on the R&B chart. Teddy Riley (born Edward Theodore Riley) is an American, R&B and hip hop Singer-songwriter, Musician, and Record His following release was a song to protest against the governing UK Conservative Party's legal restrictions on anyone working for a local authority promoting homosexuality, 'No Clause 28 (Emilio Pasquez Space Face Full Remix)' was an underground acid house hit. The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Homosexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of the same sex or to a Homosexual orientation. Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 was a controversial amendment to the United Kingdom 's Local Government Act 1986 enacted on 24 May Acid house is a sub-genre of House music that emphasizes a repetitive hypnotic and trance -like style with samples or spoken lines usually used rather than sung lyrics
No Clause 28 (Emilio Pasquez Space Face Full Remix) excerpt
In 1989, George formed his own label, More Protein and recorded under the name Jesus Loves You, (writing under the pseudonym Angela Dust). He released two other underground club songs "After The Love" and "Generations Of Love", and "Bow Down Mister". With "Bow Down Mister", he returned to the UK top 30 in 1991. Inspired by his involvement in the Hare Krishna movement (ISKCON), George had written the song during a trip to India. The Hare Krishna Mantra, also referred to reverentially as the Maha Mantra ("Great Mantra" is a sixteen-word Vaishnava mantra made well The International Society for Krishna Consciousness ( ISKCON) also known as 'the Hare Krishna ' movement is one of several Vaishnava groups A third single taken from it, "One On One" became popular in its single version, remixed by Massive Attack). Massive Attack are an English Trip hop group founded in 1988 by Robert Del Naja, Grantley Marshall, and Andrew Vowles in Bristol
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From March 1990 to April 1991, George presented a weekly chat and music show on the Power Station satellite channel called Blue Radio. The Power Station was a British Television channel that was operated by British Satellite Broadcasting (later British Sky Broadcasting after In 1992, George had a hit with a version of the song "The Crying Game" (produced by the Pet Shop Boys), which was featured on the movie of the same name, and reached the top twenty of the Billboard Hot 100. " The Crying Game " is a Song written by Geoff Stephens, and first released by Dave Berry in July 1964 The capitalisation of song titles in this article is disputed Although he had had solo hits in the UK, this would be his first and only big US pop hit since Culture Club's 1986 single "Move Away".
George made many recordings between 1990 and 1994, but none surfaced. A pop and worldmusic-oriented album was scheduled for release by Jesus Loves You in 1992, named "Popularity Breeds Contempt", but never came out. Only three tracks with their respective remixed versions survived, ending up on the "Sweet Toxic Love" EP, released in the last year of the 1990 year (which only reached #65 in the UK Chart). The album (the tentative title of which, "Popularity Breeds Contempt", also survived as opening line spoken at the beginning of the 1993 collection called "At Worst: The Best of Boy George and Culture Club") was shelved, as it were, in favour of the recent growing interest in rock for George.
He released a rock-driven Cheapness and Beauty in 1995, but the album was not successful, although "Same Thing in Reverse" did become a minor US hit. Cheapness and Beauty is a 1995 Album by Boy George. The album opens with a Cover version of Iggy Pop 's "Funtime" Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 A follow-up to Cheapness And Beauty, tentatively named "Too Spooky" was recorded in spring 1996 but it was shelved. Some of the tracks from those sessions appeared later on The Unrecoupable One Man Bandit Volume One, which was at first sold on the internet only and then distributed by several minor labels. Another project from the time was a new group that would include Boy George and two long-time musicians, John Themis and Richie Stevens. Initially named "Shallow", it was later re-named "Dubversive". The project took place in 1997 and was to include trip-hop, dub and reggae. The project was shelved, this time due to a lack of interest by record companies because of the group's lack of commercial appeal. Some songs from those sessions surfaced later on the 2002 Culture Club Box set and some others appeared on eBay in 2004.
On some other labels, several dance-oriented tracks were released in various countries. For example, "Love is Leaving" went top 3 in Italy and "When Will You Learn" reached the top positions in the Switzerland charts. "When Will You Learn" was also nominated for the Best Dance Recording, at the Grammy Awards. In 1999, Boy George collaborated on songs with dance-oriented acts. For example, "Why Go," a slow-paced track with Faithless, from their Sunday 8 PM LP, was later released in a remixed form in some European countries and Australia. Faithless is a British Electronica band While they are mostly famous for their dance songs (" Insomnia " " God Is A DJ " and A track was done with Groove Armada, named "Innocence Is Lost", but was only released on a promo 12" in 1999. Groove Armada are Big beat duo Andy Cato and Tom Findlay from England.
From 2001 to 2004, George was involved in the production of his hit musical "Taboo". It was performed in London in 2002-2003 and then was taken to Broadway for one hundred performances. There was also another version who toured the UK. Boy George was nominated for a Tony Awards for the "Best Musical Score", receiving good reviews about all the original songs included in the show. In 2002, Boy George released U Can Never B2 Straight, an "unplugged" collection of rare and lesser known acoustic works. U Can Never B2 Straight is a 2002 acoustic album by 80's pop superstar Boy George. It contained unreleased tracks from previous years as well as some ballads from Cheapness And Beauty and the Culture Club album Don't Mind if I Do. Don't Mind If I Do is an album by Pop rock / new wave / Reggae band Culture Club, released in 1999 for the Virgin label It received the best reviews of Boy George's solo career, many of them highlighting his strong song writing abilities. The record was only released in the UK and Japan, and received almost no promotion from Virgin Records, only rising to 147 on the UK album charts.
From 2002 to 2004, under the pseudonym "the Twin", Boy George experimented in electronica, releasing limited edition 7" singles and promo records. Performed in small venues such as the Nag Nag Club, the material was considered innovative, but not commercially marketable. This period, however, was a very creative and liberating one for George; for "the Twin," could sing whatever he wanted. The limited releases included four 500 to 520 copies 7", one limited 12" (for Sanitized) and a promo cd, 1000 copies 13-track album Yum Yum. Two years later, it was released via digital outlets like itunes. An album recorded in the Spring of 2003 was also shelved. A collaboration with electronic combo T-Total, the album was a collection of covers of songs by Jefferson Airplane, David Bowie, John Lennon, Dusty Springfield, T-Rex, and the Eurythmics among others. Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band from San Francisco, a pioneer of the Psychedelic rock movement David Bowie (ˈboʊiː born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947 is an English Musician, actor producer, and arranger. John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien OBE ( 16 April, 1939 &ndash 2 March, 1999) professionally known as Dusty Springfield Eurythmics (often incorrectly referred to as The Eurythmics) is a British Musical duo, formed in 1980 by Annie Lennox and Dave It is suggested that Boy George's numerous abandoned projects are due to his broad interest and need to explore other creative mediums such as photography, writing, and fashion.
On his "More Protein" website, George did announce another unreleased album, named Straight, for summer 2005. It was to include tracks like "Panic" and "Talking Love". Fortunately, four tracks were released as a sampler with the book of the same name in 2005. A reggae-ton oriented EP was also planned for August 2006 but was never released. 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. In January 2007, Boy George released "Time Machine" on Plan A Records. "Time Machine" was co-written by double Ivor Novello Award-winning songwriter Amanda Ghost who also co-wrote "You're Beautiful" with James Blunt. Amanda Ghost (born Amanda Louisa Gosein is a Singer and Songwriter from London, England. " You're Beautiful " is a Pop rock song co-written by British singer James Blunt, Sasha Skarbek and Amanda Ghost for Blunt's Debut James Blunt (born James Hillier Blount, 22 February 1974 is an English Acoustic / Folk rock Singer-songwriter whose debut album 
Australian singer Kylie Minogue asked to work with George and Amanda Ghost for her upcoming album, which was set to be released in 2007 under the name "X". Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE, born 28 May 1968 is an Australian pop Singer - Songwriter and occasional Actress. It will not be the first time that George has given songs to other artists. In the past, he shared compositions with the Beach Boys, Caron Wheeler, Charlotte Church, Mica Paris and many others. The Beach Boys is an American rock band Formed in 1961 the group gained popularity for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a California Youth culture Caron Wheeler (19 January 1963 is a two-time Grammy Award -winning British R&B / soul Singer, who gained fame by writing Charlotte Maria Church (born 21 February 1986 is a Welsh singer actress and television presenter He also wrote many of the tracks for the artists on his own dance oriented music label, More Protein, such as Eve Gallagher, Zee Asha, Lippy Lou, and E-Zee Possee. Eve Gallagher is an English Singer associated with the House music scene
In 2007, two electronica/dance collaborations were released in limited editions. In the spring, the track "You're Not The One" was remixed from an old demo and released with the dance combo "Loverush UK" reaching the top 20 in the UK dance chart. It was a digital-only release, available in many digital retailers like iTunes. Also on iTunes, a new collaboration with trip-hop/electro band Dark Globe, called "Atoms", was released on November 19th. The single contains eight versions, from the slow original to electro remixes by Ariya and Henrik Schwarz. That EP would have included new remixes of tracks like "Turn 2 Dust", remixes of covers like "Don't Wanna See Myself" and "Go Your Own Way", and most of the versions included would have been remixes done by German producer Kinky Roland.
In July 1998, a reunited Culture Club performed three dates in Monte Carlo and then joined Human League and Howard Jones in a "Big Rewind" tour of the US. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Culture Club were a Grammy Award -winning British pop group that formed in the early 1980s Howard Jones (born John Howard Jones, 23 February 1955) is an English Singer and Songwriter who gained acclaim in The following month, the band appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and made an appearance in Britain, their first in 14 years. Later that year, the band had a Top 5 hit in the UK with "I Just Wanna Be Loved" and later a top 30 hit with "Your Kisses are Charity". In 2006, the band decided to again reunite and tour; however, George declined to join them for this tour. As a result, two members of Culture Club replaced George with vocalist Sam Butcher. George has expressed his displeasure at the turn of events.  Finally, after one showcase and one live show, that project was shelved.
George struggled against his severe heroin addiction for many years. Heroin ( INN: diacetylmorphine, BAN: diamorphine) is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from Morphine, a derivative  He would appear in public under the influence of the drug, and even attempted to do concerts in such a state. Addictions to other drugs followed, and George's younger brother David, in an attempt to save his famous sibling from death, went on UK national television and blew the whistle on George. Some of George's closest friends had already died of overdoses and co-writer on the From Luxury to Heartache album, Michael Rudetsky, was found dead of a heroin overdose in George's home in August 1986. From Luxury to Heartache is an album by New Wave band Culture Club, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music)
After heavy press coverage in July 1986, Boy George was arrested for heroin possession. Heroin ( INN: diacetylmorphine, BAN: diamorphine) is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from Morphine, a derivative Police had code named the project as "Operation Culture" involving the raids of houses and arrests of ex-boyfriend Jon Moss, friend Marilyn, Culture Club backing vocalist Helen Terry, friend Mimi and drug suppliers Ginty and Steve. Jon Moss (born Jonathan Aubrey Moss 11 September 1957, Wandsworth, London, England) is the former Drummer for the Peter Robinson (born November 3, 1962) better known as Marilyn, is a British pop singer who achieved international fame in the Helen Terry (born May 25 1956) is a British Singer, known for her backing vocal work with Culture Club. In 1995, Kirk Brandon, an ex-lover during Boy George's punk days had filed a lawsuit against him for "malicious falsehood" claiming to falsely mentioning a love-affair between them in Boy George's autobiography, Take It Like a Man. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Kirk Brandon (born 3 August 1956, Westminster, London) is a English Musician. George won the suit and Kirk Brandon was ordered to pay £200,000 to Virgin Records, EMI Virgin Music and the book publishers for legal costs. Virgin Records is a British Record label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, Simon Draper, and Nik Powell Brandon had himself declared bankrupt, which resulted in Boy George paying £60,000+ in legal fees (Boy George with Paul Gorman (2005), Straight, London, Arrow Book).
On 7 October 2005, Boy George was arrested in Manhattan on suspicion of possessing cocaine, (BBC Online Report) and appeared in court on 1 February 2006 (BBC News report). Events 3761 BC - The epoch (origin of the modern Hebrew calendar ( Proleptic Julian calendar) Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Cocaine ( benzoylmethyl ecgonine) is a Crystalline Tropane Alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the Coca plant Events 1327 - Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. On 17 June 2006, a Manhattan judge issued a warrant for the arrest of Boy George after the former Culture Club singer failed to appear in court. Events 1462 - Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II ( The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.  On 14 August 2006, Boy George reported for garbage duty, picking up trash for the New York City Department of Sanitation as part of his community service. Events 1183 - Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. As a result of the media frenzy, he was allowed to perform his community service inside the Sanitation Department grounds. This garbage duty was assigned by the court for 'wasting police time,' after he admitted to falsely reporting a burglary in his Manhattan apartment. 
On 30 April 2007, Boy George was arrested for allegedly assaulting and falsely imprisoning a Norwegian man in his home in East London. Events 313 - Roman emperor Licinius unifies the entire Eastern Roman Empire under his rule Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional  On 8 October 2007, Boy George was sued by a American club promoter from Warrington and ordered to pay £31,000 in compensation for loss of earnings. Events 314 - Roman Emperor Licinius is defeated by his colleague Constantine I at the Battle of Cibalae, and loses Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Warrington is a large town borough and Unitary authority area in Cheshire, England. Boy George had cancelled his appearance after being arrested for possession of cocaine, only providing ten days' notice. [] On 13 November 2007, Boy George was charged with falsely imprisoning a 28-year-old man. Events 1002 - English king Ethelred orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. He was ordered to appear before a court on 22 November. Events 498 - Kofi Aseidu- After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected Pope in the Lateran The Sun newspaper reported in April that a Norwegian man, Audun Carlsen, 28, claimed he was chained and threatened at O'Dowd's London flat, where he had gone as a photo model.
Harper Collins published the autobiography of Boy George, Take It Like A Man, in 1995. The book was released to coincide with the timing of George's solo record, Cheapness And Beauty. In 2005, Century published Straight, his second autobiographical book, written with author Paul Gorman. A century (from the Latin centum, meaning one hundred is One hundred consecutive Years Centuries are numbered ordinally (e Paul Gorman is a London-based journalist Writer and pop culture historian with his own fashion label This stayed in The Sunday Times bestseller list for six weeks. The Sunday Times is a Sunday Broadsheet Newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Gorman has also ghost written Cry Salty Tears, the memoirs of mother Dinah O'Dowd, which was published by Arrow Books in January 2007. Random House Inc is the world's largest English-language general trade book publisher
When George was with Culture Club, much was made of his androgynous appearance, and there was speculation about his sexuality. When asked the question in interviews, George gave various answers. At times he suggested he was bisexual. Bisexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of both sexes or to a bisexual orientation He gave a famous, often quoted response to an interviewer that "I prefer a nice cup of tea to sex". 
In Take It Like A Man, George told his side of his secret relationship with Culture Club drummer Jon Moss (also Kirk Brandon, see legal problems). Jon Moss (born Jonathan Aubrey Moss 11 September 1957, Wandsworth, London, England) is the former Drummer for the Kirk Brandon (born 3 August 1956, Westminster, London) is a English Musician. He stated many of the songs he wrote for Culture Club were directed at Moss. He also alleged that Moss had broken off his engagement to be with George, and that Moss was never comfortable in a same-sex relationship, although Moss was bisexual. Bisexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of both sexes or to a bisexual orientation During the Culture Club reunion, though, Moss did acknowledge that he had loved George deeply.
Boy George remains a figure in the public eye. Although he has not reached the same level of success as a solo artist, he has a second career as a notable music DJ. He started DJing in the early 1990s and came to the attention of legendary rave/house promoters Fantazia who asked him to mix 1 of the discs on the 2 volume in their new compilation series Fantazia The House Collection 2. Fantazia is a dance organisation based in the UK Founded in 1991 by James Perkins it was set up at a time when Breakbeat hardcore was on the ascendent within the Rave Fantazia is a dance organisation based in the UK Founded in 1991 by James Perkins it was set up at a time when Breakbeat hardcore was on the ascendent within the Rave This compilation was a success in the UK, going gold. The album was also sold to Sony for European-wide release. London mega club Ministry of Sound hired him to compile one of their first CDs, and it promptly sold 100,000 copies. He then completed some compilations for them, five of them being the Annual I to V. In 2002/2003 he starred in the London musical Taboo, based on his life (George didn't play himself, opting instead to take on the persona of Australian-born performance artist Leigh Bowery). Taboo is a musical with a book by Mark Davies, (extensively re-written for the Broadway production by Charles Busch) lyrics by Boy George Leigh Bowery ( 26 March 1961 - 31 December 1994) was an Australian Performance artist club promoter, actor aspiring Taboo was a great success in London's West End, though a heavily altered Rosie O'Donnell-produced run in New York was short-lived (100 performances only, versus the two-year run in England, and several nominations for best musical soundtrack). Roseann "Rosie" O'Donnell
In 1998, Boy George began writing a weekly column in The Daily Express and hosted a weekly radio show on the Galaxy Radio Network. During 2003, he presented a weekly show on London radio station LBC 97.3 for six months. LBC 973 is a London-based talk and phone-in radio station It is one half of the latest incarnation of LBC, the news and speech service which was Britain's first commercial He wrote the foreword for a feng shui book called "Practical Feng Shui" by Simon G. Feng shui ( ˈfəŋˌʃueɪ fehng-shway in English is an ancient Chinese system of Aesthetics believed to utilize the Laws of both heaven (astronomy and earth (geography Brown (published in 1998). He also appeared as a guest on the British comedy-talk show The Kumars at No. 42. The Kumars at No 42 is a British television talk show. Plot The show stars a fictional British Indian family In March 2005 he was the guest host for an episode of The Friday Night Project, for Channel 4 television. Channel 4 is a public-service Television and Radio broadcaster in the United Kingdom centred around a television channel of the same name which began
On 20 October 2006 it was announced that he will write some tracks for Kylie Minogue (News.com.au story). Events 1740 - Maria Theresa takes the throne of Austria. France, Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE, born 28 May 1968 is an Australian pop Singer - Songwriter and occasional Actress. Boy George has run his own fashion line for some years, namely "B-Rude". B-Rude has shown at fashion shows in London, New-York and Moscow He is working right now on a forthcoming solo LP, which apparently will be including some ragga, reggae, pop and acoustic songs. On 24 December 2006, George appeared on a one-off BBC TV programme "Duet Impossible" where he performed with himself from the 1980s and joked about his street cleaning. Events 563 - The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by Earthquakes Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
On 25 February 2007, George was special guest DJ at GLBT nightspot, The Court Hotel in Perth, Western Australia. Events 138 - The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. On 4 March 2007, George performed as a DJ at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney for the Mardi Gras Festival. Events 51 - Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title Princeps iuventutis (head of the youth Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. On 11 May 2007, George performed as a DJ at the launch party for the Palazzo Versace in Dubai, UAE. Events 330 - Byzantium is renamed ''Nova Roma'' during a dedication ceremony but is more popularly referred to as Constantinople Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Palazzo Versace (meaning Versace Palace is a Luxury hotel jointly owned by Australian company Sunland Group Ltd and Emirates Investments Group Dubai (in دبيّ,) is one of the seven emirates and most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE George cancelled his planned 2007 October tour via an announcement on his official website. In 2007: George toured as a DJ, visiting Florence, Stuttgart, Rotterdam, Toulouse, Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Syndey, Dubai, Skopje, Niagara Falls, Montreal, Toronto, Cagliari, Blackpool, Coventry, Munich, Naples, Mantova, Lyon, Follonica, Paris, Kristiansand, Noli, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Amsterdam, Beirut, Budapest, Skanderborg, Baia, London, Mykonos, Geneva, Lausanne, Stockholm, Manchester, Brussels, Bologna, Hongkong, Letterkenny, Aix-en-Provence, Reims, Moscow and Genova.
George has played a special residency at the Shaw Theatre in London (in which all shows were sold out) from 23 January 2008, followed by a full UK tour. Events 393 - Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Boy George will be headlining this years RETROFEST to be held in Scotland August 2008. April 2008, The Biography Channel featured a documentary on the life of Boy George. The Biography Channel (or simply bio) is an American Digital cable Television channel owned by A&E and based on the television He recently announced his first North American tour as a solo artist in a decade for this summer. This summer, he will be performing in various American and Canadian cities, in July and August. Another 29-date UK tour has been announced for October/November 2008 .
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Non-album songs released on soundtracks
"Live My Life" on Hiding Out (1987)
"Girlfriend" on Slaves of New York (1989)
"Fear Not the Sword My Son" on Freddie The Frog (1992)
"The Crying Game" on The Crying Game (1992-1993)
"Felidae" on Felidae (1994)
"Welcome to Your Life" on Welcome to Woop Woop (1998)
"Try Not to Be Afraid" on special CD Whistle Down the Wind (1998)
"La Barque" on Le Libertin (2000)
"Put Yourself Out with the Trash" in Désaccord Parfait (2007)
B-Sides not included on albums
"Use Me" on "Everything I Own" (1987)
"I Pray '87" on "Keep Me in Mind" 12" maxi single (1987)
"State of Love" on "Keep Me in Mind" (1987)
"State of Love (Extended Version)" on "Keep Me in Mind" 12" maxi single
"Are You Too Afraid" on "Sold" (1987)
"Leave in Love" (with Carroll Thompson) on "Don't Cry" (1988)
"A Boy Called Alice" on "Don't Cry" CD single (1988)
"Oh Lord" on "Sweet Toxic Love EP" 12" maxi single (1992)
"Am I Losing Control", double-A-Side with "Sweet Toxic Love" on "Sweet Toxic Love EP" vinyl 12" maxi single and CD single (1992)
"These Boots Are Made for Walkin'", double-A-Side with "Il Adore" double CD single (1995)
Other rare songs
"Something He Can Feel", multi-collaboration on Afrika Bambaata album, The Light (1988)
"My Sweet Lord", George Harrison cover on Ruby Trax (1992)
"Five", collaboration with Ram Jam World on album Rough and Ready (1997)
"Dream", cover of Chage & Aska, (1996)
"Get It On", T-Rex cover on Duos Taratata (1996)
"I Could Be Someone", on Streetwise House Our Youth (1998)
"Why Go", slow version on Faithless album Sunday 8PM (1998)
"Bad Girl", Madonna cover on Virgin Voices tribute (1999)
"Burning Up", duet with Tracy Emin on project We Love You (1998)
"In the Ghetto", Elvis Presley cover on Apache Indian album Karma (2000)
"Radio One" (as The Hampstead Bowie Clone) digital release (2002)
"Who Am I Today", collaboration with Erik Morillo, on album My World (2003)
"Poverty", collaboration with Hi-Gate on their album Split Personality (2003)
"Breakdance Hunks" collaboration with Canadian band Kids On TV (2005)
"Dragging Me Down", collaboration with Adam Sky, on neo. Afrika Bambaataa (born Kevin Donovan on April 17, 1957) is an American DJ from the South Bronx, who was instrumental in the George Harrison, MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001 was an English rock Guitarist Singer - Songwriter, Author or Chage and Asuka, are a Japanese popular music duo composed of two singer-songwriters from Fukuoka Prefecture Chage (b Faithless is a British Electronica band While they are mostly famous for their dance songs (" Insomnia " " God Is A DJ " and Tracey Emin RA (born 3 July, 1963) is an English Artist of Turkish Cypriot origin one of the group known as Britartists Hi-Gate is the Dance music paring of BBC Radio 1 DJ Judge Jules (aka Jules O'Riordon and Paul Masterson (aka Yomanda Sushi Kids on TV are a punk - house Queercore band based in Toronto. Adamski (born Adam Tinley 4 December 1967, in the New Forest, England) is an English Dance music producer, pop. 06 (2006)
"Idiot Crowd", collaboration with Punx Soundcheck, on When Machines Ruled the World (2007)
Cameos on charity tracks
"Do They Know It's Christmas", Band Aid (1984)
"Let It Be", Ferry Aid (1987)
"Wishing Well", G. "Let It Be" is a song by The Beatles, released in March 1970 as a single and as the Title track of their album Let It Be. O. S. H. (1987)
"What's Going On", Life Aid Armenia (1989)
"Karma Chameleon" for BT Payphones charity (2000)
"War Is Over", duet with Antony (of Antony & The Johnsons) on War Child album Help (2005)
"Grief Never Grows Old", One World Project (2006)