(February 23, 1944-July 16, 2014)
Born in Beaumont, Texas
Brother of Edgar Winter
Recorded the albums 'Johnny Winter' (1969), 'Second Winter' (1969), 'Johnny Winter And' (1970), 'Live Johnny Winter And' (1971), 'Still Alive and Well' (1973), 'Saints and Sinners' (1974), 'Captured Live!' (1976), 'Nothin But the Blues' (1977), 'White, Hot and Blue' (1978), 'Guitar Slinger' (1984), 'Third Degree' (1986), 'Hey, Where's Your Brother' (1992) and 'I'm a Bluesman' (2004)
Why he might be annoying
He was heavily tattooed.
He performed shirtless at an age when he probably shouldn't.
He played at Woodstock but was left out of the movie and off the album due to a contract dispute.
He was addicted to heroin.
As a result most of his backing band, including Rick Derringer and Bobby Caldwell, left and joined his brother's band.
Why he might not be annoying
Derringer wrote the song 'Still Alive and Well' for him after he beat his heroin addiction.
He appeared on the cover of the first issue of 'Guitar World.'
He fulfilled a childhood dream of playing with Muddy Waters, producing Waters' Grammy-winning albums 'Hard Again' (1977) and 'I'm Ready' (1978).
Credit: C. Fishel
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For 2017, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 11 Votes: 81.82% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 12 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 66 Votes: 51.52% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 22 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 78.57% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 77 Votes: 53.25% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 32 Votes: 56.25% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 71 Votes: 39.44% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
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