Happy 82nd birthday to "The Ice Man," singer Jerry Butler. He and Curtis Mayfield started The Impressions in Chicago in the 1950’s and had a hit with "For Your Precious Love" in 1958. "Only The Strong Survive" was his hit from 1969, reaching #4 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the R&B chart.
3 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Jerry Butler, “Only The Strong Survive””
I remember these oldies! Nice songs.
He had a great voice. The Impressions never quite got the airplay they deserved, IMO.
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