Culture Club Biography

Culture Club are an English band that were formed in 1981. The band comprised Boy George (lead vocals), Mikey Craig (bass guitar), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards) and Jon Moss (drums and percussion). Their second album, Colour by Numbers, sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. It has been certified triple platinum in the UK and quadruple platinum in the US. It was ranked #96 on "Rolling Stone" magazine's list of the 100 Best Albums of the 1980s and is also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. They had several international hits with songs such as "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me", "Time (Clock of the Heart)", "I'll Tumble 4 Ya", "Church of the Poison Mind", "Karma Chameleon", "Miss Me Blind", "Victims", "It's a Miracle", "The War Song", "Move Away", and "I Just Wanna Be Loved". Boy George's androgynous style of dressing caught the attention of the public and the media. The Culture Club, supporters of the synth pop genre, numerous forays into reggae and a strong propensity for the sub-genre of ballads. They are considered one of the most representative and influential groups of the eighties. In their career they have sold throughout more than 50 million records and ten of their singles reached the US Top 40, where they are associated with the Second British Invasion of British new wave groups that became popular in the United States due to the cable music channel MTV. Culture Club's music combines British new wave and American soul with Jamaican reggae and also other styles such as calypso, salsa or country.

In 1984, Culture Club won the Brit Award for Best British Group, the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and Best British Single ("Karma Chameleon"). They were nominated the same year for the Grammy Award for Pop Vocal by Group or Duo but the English rock band "The Police" won the award. The band were also nominated for a Canadian "Juno Award" for International Album of the Year. In January 1985, Culture Club were nominated for an "American Music Award" for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Video Artist, and in September 1985, they were nominated for two "MTV Video Music Awards" for Best Special Effects and Best Art Direction for their video "It's a Miracle". In 1987, they received another nomination for an "American Music Award" for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Video Artist In the UK they amassed twelve Top 40 hit singles between 1982-1999, including the number ones "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" and "Karma Chameleon", the latter being the biggest selling single of 1983, and topped the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1984. "Time (Clock of the Heart)" has been included on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's list of 500 songs that shaped rock and roll.

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Culture Club News

Culture Club reforming for new album and world tour

Boy George says reggae-pop band will be back in 2012

  • Jan 31, 2011

Boy George: 'Culture Club may reform in 2011'

Band tipped to play 'one-off gig or small tour'

  • Mar 22, 2010

Culture Club to reform with Boy George

And they’re on the hunt for new singers

  • Jun 20, 2006

Boy George: 13 bags of cocaine found

Papers reveal drugs allegedly discovered at star’s home

  • Oct 12, 2005

Boy George back in UK after drugs arrest

Star charged after cocaine found at New York home

  • Oct 10, 2005

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Culture Club Music Videos

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Karma Chamelon

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Do You Really Want to Hurt Me

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Live in Sydney, in Concert Sample (From Eagle Rock Entertainment)

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Time (Clock Of The Heart) (2004 Digital Remaster)

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Culture Club Reviews

Don't Mind If I Do

Don't Mind If I Do

Far be it from us to suggest that [a]Boy George[/a] is faintly embarrassed about reforming [a]Culture Club[/a], but he takes a page of the inner sleeve to defend himself from criticisms before they ha

  • Nov 30, 1999

Culture Club : Your kisses are charity

Shameful shite.

  • Jul 24, 1999

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