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Benny Mardones
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    (November 9, 1946-June 29, 2020)
    Raised in Savage, Maryland
    One hit wonder 'Into the Night'
    Wrote 'Too Heavy to Carry' for Brenda Lee and 'Shadows of the Night' which went #1 for Pat Benatar
    His famous song is about pedophilia, starting 'She's just sixteen years old, leave her alone, they say.'
    He was talked into recording under the name Troy, but quickly returned to Benny Mardones.
    He named one of his bands 'The Band with No Name.'
    He abused drugs.
    He contemplated suicide and then became a superstar in Syracuse NY.
    Although he wrote hits for others, he did not write 'Into the Night.'
    He served in the navy during the Vietnam War.
    His song has been used often on Playboy videos.
    His song reached the top 20, twice (1980, 89).
    It is believed 'Into the Night' is one of most played songs on radio (ASCAP reported over 4,000,000 plays).
    He got his solo break as a last minute replacement at Madison Square Garden when Blue Oyster Cult cancelled.
    He quit drugs when his son was born (1985).
    He was signed by Mariah Carey's Crave records, but it went out of business three weeks later (1998).
    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 22 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 21 Votes: 61.90% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 21 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 23 Votes: 56.52% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 75 Votes: 68.00% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 122 Votes: 51.64% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 178 Votes: 62.36% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 261 Votes: 66.28% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 526 Votes: 67.68% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 568 Votes: 73.94% Annoying
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