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Henry Gross

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The Resume

    (April 1, 1951- )
    Born in Brooklyn, New York
    Guitarist and founding member of Sha Na Na (1969)
    Left in 1970 to pursue solo career
    Recorded 'Shannon'

Why he might be annoying:

    He is a one hit wonder.
    His singing voice is painfully high pitched.
    Despite help from Phil Spector and Brian Wilson, his album follow-up to 'Shannon' produced no hits.
    Casey Kasem went ballistic on his 'American Top 40' radio show in 1985 after 'Shannon' (a sad ballad) was played after an uptempo Pointer Sisters song.

Why he might not be annoying:

    His mother was a one time singer for the Metropolitan Opera House chorus in New York City.
    He played at the original Woodstock as a member of Sha Na Na.
    He is an animal lover and has raised many dogs and cats.
    He owned an Irish Setter named Shannon and discovered his friend Carl Wilson has lost his Setter, also named Shannon, which inspired the song.
    'Shannon' reached #6 on Billboard's Singles chart in 1976 and went platinum.
    He's written songs for Ronnie Milsap, Cyndi Lauper and Judy Collins and penned the hit song 'Big Guitar' for country group Blackhawk.

Credit: Scar Tactics

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 178 Votes: 44.94% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 37 Votes: 45.95% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 26 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 29 Votes: 55.17% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 105 Votes: 67.62% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 171 Votes: 40.35% Annoying