Jerry Butler

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Birthday
8, 1939
Birthplace
Sunflower, MS
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
8, 1939 (age 79)
Birthplace
Sunflower, MS

About

He rose to fame as the front man and lead singer of the R&B band The Impressions, the group that released singles like "People Get Ready."

Before Fame

As a teenager, he sang in the Curtis Mayfield church choir and with the Northern Jubilee Gospel Singers quartet.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and later became a politician.

Family Life

His younger brother Billy played guitar with him on tours across the country.

Associated With

He starred in the 2002 film Only the Strong Survive with singer Mary Wilson .