Boy George

Boy George


Bexley, Kent

Birth Name

George Alan O'Dowd



Also Known As

DJ, former Singer of Culture Club, George O'Dowd
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George Alan O'Dowd, aka Boy George, is a popular gender-bending musican from the 80s, born June 14th 1961, in Bexley, Kent. George is most well-known for his work in the band Culture Club, but is currently a DJ. George sang briefly in the 80's New Wave band Bowmore


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • The song J'ai toujours porte Bonheur aux hommes's English translation is I've always brought luck to men. The single was released in 2009, after Boy George was sentenced to prison for the false imprisonment of a male escort. This situation meant Boy George was not able to participate in any advertising or promotion of the single.

    • While in London's Pentonville Prison for imprisoning a male escort, many of Boy George's fans sent him cash to buy luxuries such as cigarettes. He also began working in the prison canteen, serving meals to fellow in-mates for $15 a week.

    • In November 2007 Boy George was charged with false imprisonment after reports emerged in April of the same year that he had chained a male escort to a wall in his apartment. In 2009 he was sentenced to 15 months in Pentonville Prison in London for the crime.

    • George suffers from depression.

    • George's height is 6' (1.83m).

    • George was recently sentenced to five days of community service for falsely reporting an incident.

    • Boy George previously recorded music under Jesus Loves You, writing as the pseudonym Angela Dust.

    • He is a vegetarian.

  • Quotes

    • Boy George: I don't think of myself as a gay pop star. There are gay pop stars who are totally obsessed with being gay, but I've never been one of those. I love straight people; it takes two of them to make one of us! I've never had that kind of separatist attitude about "gay" and "straight".

    • Boy George: (revealing he has written two songs for Kylie Minogue - one about Olivier Martinez) I don't know that she will do the one about her and Olivier because I wrote it before they split up, about all the stuff written about them in the papers. There is another one about survival about what she has gone through, and she has vocaled that.

    • Boy George: Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance.

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