Boy George – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me

Boy George – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me

Boy George – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me

Boy George (born George Alan O’Dowd; 14 June 1961) is an English singer-songwriter, fashion designer and photographer, who was part of the English New Romantic movement which emerged in the late 1970s to 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.

During the 1980s, Boy George was the lead singer of the Grammy- and Brit Award-winning pop band Culture Club, in which he was known for his soulful voice and androgynous appearance. At the height of the band’s fame they recorded global hit songs such as Do You Really Want To Hurt Me, Time (Clock of the Heart) and Karma Chameleon.

George also founded and was lead singer of Jesus Loves You during the period 1989–1992. Being involved in many activities (among them songwriting, DJing, writing books, designing clothes and photography), he has released fewer music recordings in the last decade.


Early life and career

Boy George was born George Alan O’Dowd at Barnehurst Hospital in Kent on 14 June 1961, to Jeremiah and Dinah O’Dowd (née Glynn), who were originally from Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland.

One of six children, he lived with his family on the Middle Park Estate at Joan Crescent London SE9 and attended Eltham Green School in Eltham.

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