Elton John, Boy George in a tiff

LONDON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- British pop star George Michael has attacked fellow Englishman Elton John over comments he made about the ex-Wham star's private life and career.

Boy George, Duran Duran out of Hall of Fame

LONDON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A panel of experts led by George Martin has excluded Boy George and Duran Duran from Britain's first music Hall of Fame, the Times of London learned.

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Today is Monday, June 14, the 166th day of 2004 with 200 to follow.
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Boy George to pay $18,000 in libel damages

LONDON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Boy George Wednesday agreed to pay $18,000 in damages to a man he punched at a London nightclub, then slandered in a British magazine.

Brits vote 80s their favorite decade

LONDON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Despite obvious cultural low points, such as leg warmers, yuppies and shoulder pads, a British poll shows the 1980s is the most missed period of modern times.

Rosie shuts down her Broadway show

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- TV personality Rosie O'Donnell announced Wednesday she will close down the Broadway musical she produced at what is believed to be a $10-million personal loss.

Boy George musical 'Taboo' to close

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Producer Rosie O'Donnell is pulling the plug on her Broadway musical "Taboo," written by and starring gender-bending pop star Boy George.

'Men in Skirts' exposes a fashion foible

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Men wear skirts in many Asian, African, and Oceanic cultures but in Westernized society influenced by European style traditions, the male doffed his skirts in the mid-14th century and began wearing pants.

Rosie O'Donnell, Boy George buoy 'Taboo'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Former TV show host Rosie O'Donnell's vanity production of "Taboo," a musical about the freak show club scene in London in the 1980s, looks like a real winner d

Tourists return, but Broadway is ailing

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Domestic tourists have returned to Broadway, up 7 percent last season and now making up nearly 50 percent of the total audience, but the Great White Way is suff

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 14, the 165th day of 2003 with 200 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country singer Eddy Arnold, who was born in 1918 (age 85); pianist Erroll Garner, in 1921 (age 82); Trini Lopez in 1937 (age 66); Little River Band guitarist Graham Goble in 1947 (age 56)...
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 10-16.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 29-April 4.
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Boy George
British singer/dj Boy George attends the Brit awards at Earl's Court in London on February 15, 2006. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

Boy George (born George Alan O'Dowd on 14 June 1961) is a British singer-songwriter who was part of the English New Romantic movement which emerged in the early 1980s. He helped give androgyny an international stage with the success of Culture Club during the 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. He 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.

On 11 May 2009, Boy George was released from prison at HMP Edmunds Hill in Newmarket, Suffolk, four months into a fifteen-month sentence for the assault and false imprisonment of a male escort, in his East London flat. He was tagged and placed on a curfew for the balance of the sentence.

In December 2009, Boy George had a successful run of concerts at the Leicester Square Theatre in London's West End.

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