After Irish gay man Boy George sang with Bow Wow Wow for a while, he formed a new band with African-Englishman Mikey Craig playing bass, straight up, straight white guy Roy Hay on guitar and Jewish guy Jon Moss playing drums: They were multi-cultural, so they called themselves Culture Club - and caused a big sensation. Their singles White Boy, I’m Afraid of Me and Mystery Boy failed to chart, but Do You Really Want to Hurt Me went off like a nuclear bomb, peaking at #1 around the world and selling 6.5 million copies. Kissing to be Clever was their first album with Time (Clock of the Heart) and I’ll Tumble 4 Ya were Top 10 singles. This was just fun, up-beat, reggae-influenced music, and the world loved Boy George’s androgynous, colorful act. Culture Club dominated the first half of the 1980s, but by 1986 Boy George’s cocaine addiction had become a heroin addiction, he and bandmate/boyfriend Jon Moss were fighting, and Culture Club closed its doors. Boy George was arrested for heroin use, and the band broke up for many decades, only to reunite with a reunion tour from 1998 - 2002 - a huge success. Culture club has appeared together off and on with this or that band member not present from 2002 to now. Most recently, Tribes is an album they began producing in 2014 and is still unreleased. Happy music from not an entirely happy band of diverse blokes - that’s the rock and roll lifestyle.