(June 23, 1927-April 9, 2010)
Born in Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
Recorded 45 albums
Regular on the BBC show 'The White Heather Club' (1958-68)
Represented the UK at Eurovision singing 'A Man Without Love' (1966)
Why he might be annoying
He declined an offer to join the Scottish Opera.
He wrote and recorded several novelty songs.
He was expected to win at Eurovision, but finished 9th, the worst placing for Britain until 1978.
He rather self-importantly declared, 'I have represented Scotland throughout the world for some 50 years and feel I have an obligation towards her welfare.'
Why he might not be annoying
He was one of the first trustees of the Scottish International Education Trust.
He recorded a best-selling collection of the songs of Robert Burns.
His recording of 'The Messiah' with Joan Sutherland prompted conductor Adrian Boult to call him 'the best Handel singer of the 20th century.'
His recording of 'Song of the Clyde' was the first record played on Scotland's first commercial station, Radio Clyde (1973).
Credit: C. Fishel
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 23 Votes: 73.91% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 21 Votes: 80.95% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 46 Votes: 65.22% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 39 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 209 Votes: 71.77% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 23 Votes: 69.57% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 282 Votes: 54.26% Annoying
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