Oct 212016
 
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George took part in this years Stand Up To Cancer TV special which was on Channel 4 on Friday 21st October beginning at 7pm.
He performed a breathtaking version of ‘Starman’ as a tribute to his idol David Bowie along with the amazing NHS choir.
Bowie, of course passed away on 10th January, aged 69, this year after a long battle with cancer.
The programme raised £15,700,222 in aid of cancer research.

Oct 182016
 
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George was a special guest on the sofa of Good Morning Britain with Piers and Susanna on Wednesday 19th Oct.

He chatted about the forthcoming Culture Club gig at Wembley Arena and hosted a celebrity weather forecast!

Oct 082016
 
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George is to journey back to his formative years for a BBC Two documentary this October, as the centrepiece of BBC Music’s My Generation season looking at the 1970s.

On BBC Two Boy George’s 1970s: Save Me from Suburbia looks back to September 1982 when an unknown George appeared on the BBC’s Top of the Pops with Culture Club, singing Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?.

In this film George will recall, revisit and assess how the 1970s moulded the person and artist he has become. This is his musical, social and sexual coming of age, when he discovered the power of his own sexuality before setting about turning that persona into a popstar. Set against a backdrop of social discord, disenfranchisement & sexual repression – the seventies was also conversely the decade that revelled in colour and creative chaos giving the world glam rock, disco & punk… and the young George O’Dowd was at the birth of them all. The documentary includes contributions from contemporaries like Martin Degville (Sigue Sigue Sputnik), Andy Polaris (Animal Nightlife), DJ Princess Julia and pop star Marilyn this is, as George said “the last ever bonkers decade”, and it totally and completely shaped him.

George says: “I think of the ‘70s as being this glorious decade where I discovered who I was and discovered all these amazing things… punk rock, electro music, fashion, all of that. And yeah of course there was that dark side to the ’70s, the rubbish, the strikes, the poverty and I’d get chased and confronted for the way I looked. But I was a teenager. I didn’t have any time for misery I was just having a great time with my friends. My ‘70s were all about Bowie, Bolan, dressing up and going out, I think of it as the last bonkers decade, and I loved every second.”

Boy George’s 1970’s: Save Me From Suburbia
9:30pm, Saturday 8th October, BBC 2
(Repeats Sat 15 Oct 2016 00:10, and will be on BBCIPlayer after initial broadcast)

Oct 042016
 
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George recorded a duet with Irish singer-songwriter Brian Kennedy.

They went into the studio back in 2014 and so far the track has never seen the light of day. But, Kennedy has released an Essential Collection and has decided to include the recording.

The song ‘Christopher Street’ is a Brian Kennedy classic, and George lends his voice to the tune to create a beautiful, emotionally-charged duet.

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George and Brian in the studio

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Sep 232016
 
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George is appearing on UK TV and radio shows in the next few days, promoting the work that he is doing with old pal Marilyn.

Here’s the schedule:

Friday 23rd Sept – BBC Breakfast – BBC1 – 6am (See video below)
Saturday 24th Sept – Graham Norton Show – BBC Radio 2 LISTEN AGAIN
Monday 26th Sept – Loose Women – ITV (See videos below)
Also George (with Marilyn) recorded an interview for Steve Wright BBC2 Radio which is scheduled to be broadcast during Steve Wright’s shows week beginning 17th October.

Sep 132016
 
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Culture Club have added even more dates to their 2016 tour.

After a short break the boys will be taking to the stage again in Canada and the US in November, and New Zealand and the UK in December.

This second leg of the tour is notably shorter than the first – but fear not, George and the boys promise even more dates to follow.

To see all dates go to the EVENTS page.

Aug 112016
 
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Culture Club appeared on Japanese TV on the 8th August on a popular show called ‘Smap’.

The performed ‘Karma Chameleon’ and ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?’, joined on stage my Smap members.

The performance was recorded when the boys were in Japan touring in June.

See the performance here…

Aug 082016
 
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One of the questions that George has always been asked throughout years is ‘Whatever happened to Marilyn’?

This may answer that question.

Marilyn he is writing and recording music again and has this recently been in the studio with George and John Themis who helped write and produce his new single ‘Love or Money’.

The new single will be release on the 23rd September.

A new official website has been launched, so go and bookmark mistermarilyn.com

Welcome back Maz!

Here’s a mix of the new track ‘Love or Money’ for you listening pleasure:

‘Dub or Money’
Mister Marilyn
Produced by John Themis and Lewi Sham at Shabby Road Studios

(All rights reserved. Please do not copy or re-record this music file digitally or otherwise. It appears on this site, and this site alone, solely for you listening purposes.)

Jun 302016
 
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George  has generously donated one of his fabulous Philip Treacy hats, worn by on stage and in some rather famous photo shoots,  plus a one-off Giclee portrait print of himself photographed by Dean Stockings, to help raise money for charity Worthing Scope.

For those who don’t know, Scope is a UK disability charity who’s stated aim is to make the UK a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else.

It helps people with all types of disabilities and is a very worthy cause.

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Jun 242016
 
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Culture Club were guests on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show on Tues 28th June 2016.

They performed a mini-concert on the Jimmy Kimmel stage in Los Angeles.

Songs included Miss Me Blind, It’s A Miracle, Different Man, Bang A Gong (Get It On), Starman and Karma Chameleon.

Jun 172016
 
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The music label ‘Music On Vinyl’ have chosen to re-release Culture Club‘s first two albums Kissing To Be Clever and Colour By Numbers on 180 grm vinyl.

Music On Vinyl is a relatively new label that takes celebrated albums from the past and give them a new lease of life in luxury vinyl collectors editions.

They will release two editions of the album, details as follows:

Cat no: MOVLP1596
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Limited edition YELLOW vinyl with insert containing the lyrics and credits of the original album.

Cat no: MOVLP1585
Colour By Numbers
Limited edition of 1.000 copies on either RED, GOLD or GREEN vinyl with a booklet containing lyrics and credits of the original album.

Both releases will contain the same tracks as the original album.

musiconvinyl.com

Jun 092016
 
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George appeared on Australian news/current affairs program ‘The Project’ on the 9th June 2016.

Talking about the Culture Club tour, Prince and David Bowie, his crazy partying days and hats.