Jerry Butler - Songs


Jerry Butler (b. December 8, 1939) is a highly acclaimed and veteran R&B/soul singer and songwriter with rich baritone vocals and a smooth delivery that earned him his nickname as "The Ice Man." He first became famous during the late 1950s as the original lead singer of The Impressions before going solo in 1960. His long string of hits on both the Pop/Rock and R&B charts includes such classics as "For Your Precious Love" (1958, Jerry Butler & The Impressions), "He Will Break Your Heart" (1960), "Let It Be Me" (1964), "Hey, Western Union Man" (1968), and the rousing "Only The Strong Survive" (1969).

Butler's numerous honors and accolades include being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 along with other members of The Impressions. He also had a long career as a politician, having served as a Commissioner for Cook County, Illinois from 1985 to 2018.



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Jerry Butler And Brenda Lee Eager

Jerry Butler

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