JERRY BUTLER was born on 8 December, 1939. JERRY BUTLER is a member of The Impressions. JERRY BUTLER released Twenty one albums from 1970 till 1994. The first album JERRY BUTLER released in the seventies is 'Special Memory' on MERCURY Records. Other albums that JERRY BUTLER recorded are 'You & Me', 'With Gene Chandler Gene & Jerry - One & One', 'The Sagittarius Movement'. One albums of JERRY BUTLER reached the billboard Top R&B Albums chart. The highest charted album was 'Suite For The Single Girl' from 1977. This album debuted 5 March 1977 on the Top R&B Albums chart and reached number 22 and lasts 15 weeks on this chart. From 1958 till 1977 JERRY BUTLER released also thirty eight singles. The first single JERRY BUTLER released in the is 'For Your Precious Love' on Records. Other released tracks are 'I Wanna Do It To You (1977 / )', 'Need To Belong (1963 / )', 'Mr. Dream Merchant (1967 / )', 'Hey, Western Union Man (1968 / )'.

Jerry Butler (born December 8, 1936 in Sunflower, Mississippi) is an African-American soul singer also known as "The Ice Man".

Living in an area now known as Cabrini Green in Chicago, Butler began performing in a church choir alongside Curtis Mayfield. The pair became friends and soon joined with Sam Gooden, Richard Brooks, and Arthur Brooks as The Roosters. In 1957, the group changed their name to Jerry Butler & the Impressions, and they soon scored a hit with Butler's "For Your Precious Love".

Butler soon went out on a solo career, and had a minor hit with "Lost" before entering his peak in 1960 with "He Will Break Your Heart". After a few more hits, Butler began working with Gamble & Huff, producing many of his most well-known recordings, including "The Ice Man Cometh" and "Only the Strong Survive". The hits eventually dried out, however, and Butler moved on to politics, supporting Harold Washington, Chicago's first black mayor, as well as becoming a Cook County Commissioner and then Alderman of Chicago. Add/Complete Bio

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