(July 15, 1951-October 25, 2010)
Born in Kingston, Jamaica
Recorded the albums 'In Person' (1975), 'Cool Ruler' (1978), 'Showcase' (1980), 'Night Nurse' (1982), 'Out Deh!' (1983), 'Red Rose for Gregory' (1988), 'I.O.U.' (1989), 'Boom Shot' (1991), 'Midnight Confidential' (1994), 'Mr. Cool' (1996), 'Father & Son' (2000), 'Revenge' (2005) and 'Hold Tight' (2008)
Appeared in the film 'Rockers' (1978) and the documentary 'Land of Look Behind' (1982)
Why he might be annoying
He was addicted to crack and dealt drugs.
He was reportedly arrested over 50 times.
Drug abuse caused most of his teeth to fall out, with negative consequences for his singing.
Thanks in part to endless repackaging of material, his discography extends to a mind-numbing 500+ albums.
Why he might not be annoying
His musical idols growing up were Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye.
His single 'My Only Lover' is considered the first hit in the 'lovers rock' genre of reggae.
Suggs from the band Madness said he was 'one of the most sartorially elegant stars on the world stage.'
The New York Times called him 'the most exquisite vocalist in reggae.'
Credit: C. Fishel
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Year In Review:
In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 4 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 18 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 25 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 12 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 18 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 80 Votes: 68.75% Annoying
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