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Boy George's 1970s

It was in the early 1980s that Boy George, the androgynous lead singer of pop group Culture Club, became a household name...
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Boy George, the androgynous lead singer of pop group Culture Club, reveals how the 1970s was the decade that shaped him...

It was in the early 1980s that Boy George, the androgynous lead singer of pop group Culture Club, became a household name after the release of the single Do You Really Want to Hurt Me.

However, it was the 1970s, which he describes as 'the last bonkers decade', that really shaped him. In this one-off documentary, George – born George Alan O'Dowd in London – recalls the influences that set him on the path to his own unique brand of pop stardom and, as usual, he's entertaining company with plenty to say for himself.

There are also contributions from other distinctive-looking 1980s icons, including Sigue Sigue Sputnik’s Martin Degville and George's long-time friend Marilyn.