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Boy George became famous as the flamboyant, cross-dressing front man of Culture Club in the early 1980s, but has since carved out a second career as one of the UK's most popular dance DJs.
Culture Club was the brainchild of George and DJ Mikey Craig, but was originally called In Praise of Lemmings. They were joined by Adam Ant's drummer Jon Moss and, with their name mercifully changed, went on to become one of the most successful and shocking bands of the eighties.
His public rehabilitation from drug addiction coincided with the dissolution of Culture Club and the launch of a solo career. His debut release, 'Everything I Own' gave him his first UK number one since 'Karma Chameleon' in 1983. He next formed his own record label and briefly fronted a new band, Jesus Loves You.
In 1995 he released a new album 'Cheapness and Beauty', the same year he published his self-deprecating autobiography, Take it Like a Man.
Since then, Boy George has developed his love of dance music, regularly DJing at top London clubs and mixing the Ministry of Sound's Annual Album with Pete Tong. Culture Club have also reformed, enjoying a massive success with their single 'Just Wanna be Loved' and a sell out tour across America.
"Boy George was brilliant - it was amazing to watch everyone's faces as he walked onto the stage!" Centaur
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