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Stompin' Tom Connors

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The Resume

    (February 9, 1936-March 6, 2013)
    Birth name is Charles Thomas Connors
    Recorded ‘Bud The Spud,’ ‘The Ketchup Song,’ ‘Sudbury Saturday Night.’ ‘Don Valley Jail’ and ‘The Hockey Song’

Why he might be annoying:

    He was nicknamed Stompin' Tom because he stomps his foot when he performs.
    His songs are silly.
    He is always in a cowboy hat.
    He wrote a song about a potato.
    In 1979 he returned his Juno awards to protest the Americanization of Canadian music.
    At his own request, he has never had a single recording released outside of Canada.
    At 15 years old he began hitch-hiking around the country.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He grew up in an orphanage before being adopted.
    Before being taken from his mother, they would often beg on the streets.
    He is one of Canada’s best loved and most prolific folk artists.
    ‘The Hockey Song’ is played at least once at every NHL game played in Canada.
    His songs are entirely Canadian based.
    He is fiercely patriotic in a country whose performers often sell out their cultural identity.
    He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Toronto.

Credit: Tina

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Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 15 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 73 Votes: 45.21% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 14 Votes: 21.43% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 312 Votes: 49.68% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 89 Votes: 62.92% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 12 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 27 Votes: 74.07% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 58 Votes: 63.79% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 56 Votes: 67.86% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 64 Votes: 71.88% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 88 Votes: 69.32% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 137 Votes: 62.04% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 135 Votes: 22.22% Annoying