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Daniel Johnston
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Vocalist
    (January 22, 1961-September 10, 2019)
    Born in Sacramento, California
    Resident of Austin, Texas
    Singer/songwriter/artist
    Recorded the albums 'Songs of Pain' (1981), 'Don't Be Scared' (1982), 'More Songs of Pain' (1983), 'Hi, How Are You' (1983), 'Continued Story' (1985), '1990' (1990), 'Fun' (1994), 'Rejected Unknown' (2001), 'Freak Brain' (2005) and 'Lost and Found' (2006)
    Subject of the documentary 'The Devil and Daniel Johnston' (2006)
    He is bipolar and schizophrenic.
    His mental illnesses have repeatedly hampered his music and art careers.
    He was institutionalized after attacking his manager with a pipe (1990).
    While hospitalized, he suggested to Mountain Dew he should become their spokesperson and wrote a song claiming to have been locked up because he 'loved the Mountain Dew so much.' (Mountain Dew passed.)
    After his release, he moved in with his parents.
    He has written thousands of songs about a girl he had an unrequited teenage crush on; the Boston Globe described the object of his affections as 'appreciative and creeped out.'
    Trouser Press described his music as 'an extraordinary mixture of art and madness.'
    He came to national attention after being featured in an MTV special about the Austin music scene (1985).
    He has exhibited his art at the Whitney Biennial and Liverpool Biennial.
    His 'Hi, How Are You' mural became an Austin landmark.
    Kurt Cobain was a fan and was often photographed wearing a t-shirt with the 'Hi, How Are You' image.

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 41 Votes: 70.73% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 14 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 64.71% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 21 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 21 Votes: 61.90% Annoying
 
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