Boy George(Then and Now)
George Alan O'Dowd, better known as Boy George (born June 14, 1961 in Eltham) is a pop singer-songwriter. George grew up in a large, working-class Irish family, which originated in Thurles, in Co. Tipperary, Ireland.
O'Dowd gained fame with his group Culture Club during the 1980s. His music is often classified as blue-eyed soul, since he was heavily influenced by Rhythm and Blues and reggae. Early recordings with Culture Club showed that O'Dowd's vocals had an emotional quality which was reminiscent of American soul music of the 1960s and 1970s. His later solo work has also touched on glam rock influences and was particularly influenced by David Bowie and Iggy Pop.
Boy George is also known for his flamboyant and androgynous appearance back in the 80s and early 90s.