beautiful boy george

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Boy George & Marilyn photographed by Derek Ridgers, 1980.

There was a time Boy George didn’t wear frocks and jewellery. Just a pretty kimono. This was how he looked nearly four years ago. Alongside him is his pal Marilyn.  Behind them is the house in Couburton Street, central London which they shared with fellow squatters. Marilyn remembers the squat fondly. “ I discovered the amazing clubs in London and realised there were other freaky people like me. It was George O'Dowd and me against everybody else, going to parties and seeing who could look the prettiest.” Both have come a long way and gone their separate ways, since those days, Yet their steps aren’t that for apart.

(Record Mirror,  April 1984)

My Playlist for the Signs: Libra
  • 1: American Beauty / American Psycho // Fall Out Boy
  • 2: Budapest // George Ezra
  • 3: Cough Syrup // Young the Giant
  • 4: A Day In The Life // The Beatles
  • 5: Fluorescent Adolescent // Arctic Monkeys
  • 6: Next Girl // The Black Keys
  • 7: Summertime Sadness // Lana Del Rey
  • 8: Under the Bridge // Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • 9: Where Is My Mind? // Pixies
  • 10: You Know You're Right // Nirvana
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Marilyn photographed by Herb Schulz for Stern Magazine, 1981.

Peter ‘Marilyn’ Robinson is a British cross-dressing singer who reached fame with his song “Calling Your Name” in the 1980s. Also known as a Blitz kid, his friendship with Boy George and relationship with Gavin Rossdale.