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241.  Culture Club

A lot of Rock and Roll is image and there are examples upon examples where a carefully constructed image is what gets you noticed. Sometimes though the image you created to get you noticed is what may hold you back in the long run. On some level, Culture Club may fit this example.

To the listeners who enjoyed the unusual androgynous appearance of Culture Club’s lead singer, Boy George, they received a wonderful mix of Blue Eyed Soul, New Wave and Pop that was wrapped up in a radio friendly (and more importantly for that era, MTV) package. At a time when other British artists of similar genres were not appealing to American audiences, Culture Club did and as such had a much more international appeal than many others did at the time. Drug addiction and changing tastes eventually did in Culture Club (as it does no many others), but their legacy could live on with a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame….should they be able to envision Boy George there.

 

 

 

 

The Bullet Points:

Eligible Since:

2007

 

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom (London, England)

 

Nominated In:

Never

 

Why They Will Get In:

They had a great run in the United States.

 

Why They Won’t Get In:

Boy George is looked down upon these days.

 

Essential Albums:

Kissing to Be Clever (1982)

Colour By Numbers (1983)

Waking Up With the House on Fire (1984)

 

Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee:

Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? (From Kissing to Be Clever, 1982)

Church of the Poison Mind (From Colour By Numbers, 1983)

Miss Me Blind (From Colour By Number, 1983)

Victims (From Colour By Numbers, 1983)

Mistake No. 3 (From Waking Up With the House on Fire, 1984)

 

www.culture-club.co.uk

Should Culture Club be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 65.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 14.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 7.2%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 13.3%

CULTURE CLUB AT PACIFIC AMPHITHEATRE IN COSTA MESA, CA

Aug 18, 2022

Buy your Tickets to see Culture Club at Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, CA HERE for as little as $54!

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CULTURE CLUB AT MICROSOFT THEATER IN LOS ANGELES, CA

Aug 19, 2022

Buy your Tickets to see Culture Club at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA HERE for as little as $110!

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CULTURE CLUB AT RED BUTTE GARDEN IN SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Aug 22, 2022

Buy your Tickets to see Culture Club at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, UT HERE for as little as $92!

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CULTURE CLUB WITH BOY GEORGE AT THE PAVILION AT RAVINIA IN HIGHLAND PARK, IL

Aug 26, 2022

Buy your Tickets to see Culture Club with Boy George at The Pavilion at Ravinia in Highland Park, IL HERE for as little as $74!

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Last modified on Thursday, 02 June 2022 15:33

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+1 #2 Michael Tabor 2016-02-22 08:19
Culture Club was Good But Could not tie Duran Duran SHoelaces! Boy george though was an Icon and influential.
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-1 #1 mrpauljoconnor82 -0001-11-30 00:00
Culture Club were a great pop band that defined an era, albeit a brief one. I think they deserve it because they had great songs that meant a lot to people at that time and they became huge in America, even bigger than Duran (who didnt have any good songs).
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