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The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable Jerry Butler.

Author: Jerry Butler; Julieanna L Richardson; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Summary:
Singer, composer, country official Jerry Butler was born in Sunflower, Mississippi, in 1939. In 1993, Butler received his M.A. degree in public administration from Governors State University in University Park, Illinois. Butler’s family moved to Chicago, Illinois when he was a child. His earliest performances were in churh where he met another budding singer, Curtis Mayfield. With two friends, Butler became lead  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Jerry Butler; Jerry Butler
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Butler; Julieanna L Richardson; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000501983
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Chicago, Illinois
2002 June 11.
Description: 1 online resource (9 video files (4 hr., 24 min., 50 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with The Honorable Jerry Butler
The Honorable Jerry Butler

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Singer, composer, country official Jerry Butler was born in Sunflower, Mississippi, in 1939. In 1993, Butler received his M.A. degree in public administration from Governors State University in University Park, Illinois. Butler’s family moved to Chicago, Illinois when he was a child. His earliest performances were in churh where he met another budding singer, Curtis Mayfield. With two friends, Butler became lead singer of,Jerry Butler and The Impressions. Their first hit was a song Butler wrote: "For Your Precious Love". Butler launched a solo career, producing over fifty albums and numerous hit songs including Never Gonna Give You Up; and Ain’t Understanding Mellow. Butler received three Grammy nominations and various awards for singing, composing and publishing, including two Billboard magazine awards. In 1991, he and the original members of the Impressions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1985, Butler was elected Cook County (Illinois) Commissioner.

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