Jerry Butler

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Eligible since: 1984 (The 1985 Induction Ceremony)

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Will Jerry Butler be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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Jerry has already been inducted .... as an original member of the legendary IMPRESSIONS.(He wrote their first million-selling hit,"For Your Precious Love) But , yes ...his sheer number of solo hits since then, as well as being a seminal figure in r&b/ soul, as well as his songwriting,& his charitable works as Charman of the Rhythm & Blues Foundation qualifies him , in my opinion,to merit individual induction into the RRHOF

Posted by Bill G on Tuesday, 06.12.07 @ 06:56am


...... Not to mention hosting all of those great PBS music specials !!!

Posted by Bill G on Sunday, 09.23.07 @ 12:17pm


Inducting Gamble & Huff

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 02.27.08 @ 19:11pm


I'd say yes. His R&B style was smooth and imo, really showed the way for a lot of R&B acts to follow. "Only The Strong Survive" is a phenomenal song.

Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 05.26.09 @ 18:59pm


If Curtis Mayfield , The Impressions' OTHER famous lead singer,was inducted as a solo star, (as well as part of the group), then Jerry, as the group's FIRST breakout star, DEFINITELY deserves individual recognition. YES TO JERRY !! ("Jer-ry Jer-ry Jer-ry"!!)...that's BUTLER.... NOT SPRINGER.

Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 08.15.09 @ 02:30am


JERRY BUTLER, The "Iceman", deserves individual recognition and induction into the Rock Hall. I know that he is already inducted with The Impressions, but his career goes far beyond The Impressions . Singer, songwriter, host of all of the famed PBS oldies specials,20 plus years as a Commissioner of Cook County , Illinois, and several years as Chairman of The Rhythm & Blues Foundation, fighting for the rights and royalties of numerous artists and musicians who were cheated by the record companies...not to mention a long, definitive solo career, with numerous Pop & R&B chart hits AFTER he left The Impressions, such as MOON RIVER, ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE, NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP, HEY,MR. DREAM MERCHANT, NEED TO BELONG, I STAND ACCUSED,WHAT'S THE USE OF BREAKING UP,MOODY WOMAN, HE WILL BREAK YOUR HEART (He Don't Love You Like I Love You) and numerous other hits...yes, JERRY BUTLER deserves to be a DOUBLE INDUCTEE !!!!

Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 07.13.12 @ 14:38pm


As far as the Impressions go, yes they too, were also one of my favorite groups. But ,although they're inducted, as well as Curtis Mayfield solo, I think that JERRY BUTLER, also deserves a 2nd induction, because, He had a huge body of over 50 Pop & R&B solo chart hits, plus was a successful songwriter, multi- instrumentalist, Chairman of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, and hosted all of those great PBS Music Specials ...all of this AFTER he left The Impressions . Yes, Jerry Butler too, deserves a 2nd induction.

Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 09.14.12 @ 03:17am


JERRY BUTLER, The "Iceman", deserves individual recognition and induction into the Rock Hall. I know that he is already inducted with The Impressions, but his career goes far beyond The Impressions . Singer, songwriter, host of all of the famed PBS oldies specials,20 plus years as a Commissioner of Cook County , Illinois, and several years as Chairman of The Rhythm & Blues Foundation, fighting for the rights and royalties of numerous artists and musicians who were cheated by the record companies...not to mention a long, definitive solo career, with numerous Pop & R&B chart hits AFTER he left The Impressions, such as MOON RIVER, ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE, NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP, HEY,MR. DREAM MERCHANT, NEED TO BELONG, I STAND ACCUSED,WHAT'S THE USE OF BREAKING UP,MOODY WOMAN, HE WILL BREAK YOUR HEART (He Don't Love You Like I Love You) and numerous other hits...yes, JERRY BUTLER deserves to be IN THE CLYDE McPHATTER CLUB...as does BEN E. KING !!!!

Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 04.7.13 @ 13:42pm


Jerry is in with The Impressions. Should also go in solo. Had a HUGE career after The Impressions. Numerous hit singles . Chairman of The Rhythm and Blues Foundation, Host of all those great PBS Specials. Songwriter and Producer. Jerry Butler should go in solo !!

Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 04.13.13 @ 20:01pm


Jerry Butler deserves a SECOND INDUCTION. Why ? Because he had a BIG career after The Impressions...Everything from writing his own songs, (with and without Gamble & Huff), to co-writing one of the most iconic R&B tunes of all time...."I'VE BEEN LOVING YOU TOO LONG (to Stop Now)" by OTIS REDDING, to his role as Chairman of the RHYTHM and BLUES FOUNDATION, fighting for and championing the rights of numerous classic R&B artists that were shafted out of royalties by the record companies during the Fifties and Sixties...to his current position as Commissioner of Cook County, Illinois ( a position he's held for over 25 years, and host of all those great PBS Oldies specials. He's been married to the same woman (Annette) for over 40 years...and she travels with him as one of his background singers on the road. His career has been the epitome of dignity and class...without a hint of scandal. JERRY BUTLER DESERVES TO GO IN AGAIN !!!

Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 06.13.13 @ 13:00pm


****JERRY BUTLER****

JERRY BUTLER, The "Iceman", deserves individual recognition and induction into the Rock Hall. I know that he is already inducted with The Impressions, but his career goes far beyond The Impressions . Singer, songwriter, host of all of the famed PBS oldies specials,20 plus years as a Commissioner of Cook County , Illinois, and several years as Chairman of The Rhythm & Blues Foundation, fighting for the rights and royalties of numerous artists and musicians who were cheated by the record companies...not to mention a long, definitive solo career, with numerous Pop & R&B chart hits AFTER he left The Impressions, such as MOON RIVER, ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE, NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP, HEY,MR. DREAM MERCHANT, NEED TO BELONG, I STAND ACCUSED,WHAT'S THE USE OF BREAKING UP,MOODY WOMAN, HE WILL BREAK YOUR HEART (He Don't Love You Like I Love You) and numerous other hits...yes, JERRY BUTLER deserves to be a DOUBLE INDUCTEE !!!!

Posted by Bill G. on Monday, 06.30.14 @ 00:16am


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