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The Resume

    (1981- )
    Born in London, United Kingdom
    Original line-up:
    Bobby G (Birth name was Robert Alan Gubby; August 23, 1954- )
    Mike Nolan (December 7, 1954- )
    Cheryl Baker (Birth name was Rita Marie Crudgington; March 8, 1954- )
    Jay Aston (May 4, 1961- )
    Won the Eurovision Song Contest with 'Making Your Mind Up' (1981)
    Also recorded the singles 'Piece of the Action' (1981), 'Land of Make Believe' (1981), 'My Camera Never Lies' (1982), 'Now Those Days Are Gone' (1982), 'If You Can't Stand The Heat' (1982), 'Run For Your Life' (1983), 'When We Were Young' (1983), 'Talking In Your Sleep' (1984) and 'New Beginning (Mamba Seyra)' (1986)

Why they might be annoying:

    They were assembled by songwriters Andy Hill and Nichola Martin for the Eurovision contest.
    They were named after Martin's favorite drink.
    They were chosen for their looks (all four had to blonde) as much as their singing ability.
    They have had fifteen members, with Bobby G as the only constant.
    Aston quit after admitting to an affair with Andy Hill, who was married to the band's co-creator, Nichola Martin.
    Bobby G and replacement member David Van Day had a long-running legal dispute over ownership of the band's name.

Why they might not be annoying:

    'Making Your Mind Up' topped the charts in Britain and eight other countries.
    In a 2005 BBC poll of the most memorable Eurovision moments, the top pick was the Bucks Fizz routine in which the male singers yanked off the female singers' skirts, revealing shorter skirts underneath.
    Their biggest British hit, 'The Land of Make Believe,' was co-written by King Crimson's Peter Sinfield.
    All four singers were injured in the crash of their tour bus (December 11, 1984), with Mike Nolan falling into a coma for three days from a head injury.
    Nolan and Cheryl Baker set up the charity HeadFirst for accident victims with head injuries.

Credit: C. Fishel

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 6 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 11 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 78.57% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 14 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 31 Votes: 77.42% Annoying