(March 4, 1948- )
Born in Ely, Wales, United Kingdom
Birth name was Michael Barratt
Appeared in the West End musical 'Elvis!' (1977)
Recorded the singles 'This Ole House' (1981), 'You Drive Me Crazy' (1981), 'Green Door' (1981), 'It's Raining' (1981), 'Oh Julie' (1982), 'Shirley' (1982), 'I'll Be Satisfied' (1982), 'Cry Just A Little Bit' (1983), 'A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around And Fall In Love)' (with Bonnie Tyler, 1983), 'A Love Worth Waiting For' (1984), 'A Letter To You' (1984), 'Teardrops' (1984), 'Merry Christmas Everybody' (1985) and 'What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?' (1987)
Winner on the TV show 'Hit Me Baby One More Time' (2005)
Why he might be annoying
His first album, the optimistically titled 'A Legend' (1970), stiffed.
He was successfully sued for unpaid royalties by the members of his former backing band (1998).
His license was suspended for two years after he was arrested for DUI (2002).
He was convicted of assaulting a photographer with his mic stand during a concert (2010).
Why he might not be annoying
Nearly a decade before his first hit records, he was voted best live act in an NME poll (1972).
He was the first performer to appear on Top of the Pops more than 50 times.
According to the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles, he beat out Michael Jackson and Duran Duran as most successful singles act of the 80s in Britain.
His assault conviction was overturned on appeal (2011).
Credit: C. Fishel
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Year In Review:
In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 24 Votes: 45.83% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 108 Votes: 42.59% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 11 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 24 Votes: 45.83% Annoying
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