The Culture Club frontman may have found fame in the ‘80s, but it was the decade before that really saw George come into his own.

Growing up in London in the 1970s, a young George was heavily influenced by the likes of David Bowie and Marc Bolan, and he recounts his early memories as part of BBC Music’s My Generation season.

“I think of the ‘70s as being this glorious decade where I discovered who I was and discovered all these amazing things… punk rock, electro music, fashion, all of that,” the singer said in a statement. “And yeah of course there was that dark side to the '70s (in Britain), the rubbish, the strikes, the poverty and I’d get chased and confronted for the way I looked.

“But I was a teenager. I didn't have any time for misery I was just having a great time with my friends. My ‘70s were all about Bowie, Bolan, dressing up and going out, I think of it as the last bonkers decade, and I loved every second.”

The BBC Two documentary, 1970s: Save Me from Suburbia, will air in the U.K. in October (16) and feature the Karma Chameleon hitmaker recalling how the decade shaped him as a person and the artist he would become. There will also be contributions from the 55-year-old's contemporaries, including Martin Degville from new wave band Sigue Sigue Sputnik, DJ Princess Julia and pop star Marilyn.

This is the latest collaboration between George and the BBC; he previously acted as mentor on the British version of TV talent show The Voice, but left after one season in 2016.