Culture Club is a New Wave / Pop Band from London England who are known for a string of pop hits during the 1980s. Their second album, Colour By Numbers, sold more than 10 million albums, was ranked the 96th-best album of the 1980s by Rolling Stone, and contained their most famous song Karma Chameleon.
Formed in 1981 by lead singer Boy George, bassist Mikey Craig, drummer Jon Moss and guitarist Roy Hay, Culture Club was named after the diversity in ethnicity and backgrounds of its members. They were soon after signed to Virgin Records, but it wouldn’t be until the press realized Boy George’s androgynous style, before Culture Club would take off as pop hit masters.
Culture Club sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, and had international success with songs such as “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?”, “Time (Clock of the Heart)” and “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya”.
The band has performed and recorded very sporadically since their breakup in 1986.