(May 4, 1938-February 9, 2005)
Born in Greenville, Mississippi
Recorded the singles 'Can I Change My Mind' (1969), 'Turn Back the Hands of Time' (1970), 'There It Is' (1973), 'Turning Point' (1975), 'Give It Up' (1976), 'This I Swear' (1977), 'Get On Up (Disco)' (1978) , 'In the Mood' (1979) and 'Are You Serious' (1982)
Why he might be annoying
Before his recording career took off, he worked as blues musician Freddie King's chauffeur and valet.
He was billed as 'Tyrone the Wonder Boy' on his first single (1965).
He dressed in the cliched 70s soul singer style of open-necked shirts showing off multiple gold chains.
His pleading vocal style was parodied on Cheech and Chong's single 'Basketball Jones Featuring Tyrone Shoelaces.'
Why he might not be annoying
'Can I Change My Mind' and 'Turn Back the Hands of Time' both hit #1 on the R&B chart and top 5 on the pop chart and were certified gold records with sales of over a million copies.
He was so popular with the ladies that he set up a photo booth at his shows so female fans could have their picture taken with him.
Despite his ladies' man image, he was a loyal family man, being married to his wife Ann for over 40 years until his death.
After he suffered a stroke (2004), blues singer Otis Clay organized a benefit concert that featured performances by Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor and Jerry Butler.
Credit: C. Fishel
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Year In Review:
In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 16 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
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