How did Boy George wind up on a riverboat in 1870s Mississippi? First, he and his band recorded the biggest hit single of their careers. Then, the pop group from 1980s England traveled back through time and across an ocean in the video for that song.
It didn’t have to make sense. It was MTV.
By 1983, Culture Club were well on their way to becoming major international stars. The release of their second album, Colour by Numbers, sealed the deal. The first track, “Karma Chameleon,” reached #1 in over a dozen countries, including the U.S. The group even performed the song in an episode of The A-Team in 1986.
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