Boy George (George Alan O'Dowd) of the famed band Culture Club, was born in England in 1961. George's eclectic roots included American blues and soul as well as the British punk and glam movements. He adopted a highly androgynous persona on stage although he was a professed homosexual, as opposed to bi or asexual. His band, Culture Club was on the forefront of the New Romantic movement in British music which included the likes of Spandau Ballet. Before forming Culture Club, George performed briefly with Bow Wow Wow.