Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late singing cowboy and actor Gene Autry in 1907; rockabilly pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis in 1935 (age 67); Jean-Luc Ponty (age 60) and singer/actress Madeline Kahn, both in 1942; Grand Funk Railroad's Mark Farner and guitarist Mi
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly Today in Music package for Sept. 28-Oct. 4.
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Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include the late Burl Ives, who was born in 1909; Muff Winwood of the Spencer Davis Group in 1943 (age 59); keyboardist Rod Argent of the Zombies, who also played with Argent, in 1945 (age 57); Alan White, who played with the Pla
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The almanac

Today is Friday, June 14, the 165th day of 2002 with 200 to follow.
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Today in Music: A look back at pop music

This is the Today in Music advance package, June 8 through June 14.
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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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