(July 20, 1933-February 14, 1999)
Born in Happy, Texas
Birth name was Wayne Knox
Died in Bremerton, Washington of lung cancer at age 65
Singles include ‘Party Doll,’ ‘Hula Girl,’ ‘Rock Your Little Baby to Sleep,’ ‘I Think I’m Gonna Kill Myself’ and ‘Storm Clouds’
First Rock and Roll artist credited with writing and performing a #1 song (‘Party Doll,’ 1957, gold)
Why he might be annoying
He was a smoker.
He loved to collect guns.
His band was named the Rhythm Orchids for… the color of their shirts.
He was eventually eclipsed by another Texan named Buddy.
Why he might not be annoying
He was not a drinker.
He was a fan of Marlon Brando and Natalie Wood.
Unlike most artists of his genre, he had a university education, specializing in business education.
He made Second Lieutenant in the Army.
Credit: Cool It All Right?
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Year In Review:
In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 26 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 9 Votes: 77.78% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 24 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
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