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Jerry Butler (II)


Jerry Butler got his start in the music business at age 18 when he and his friend Curtis Mayfield formed a singing group and named them The Impressions. They had an almost immediate hit with a song Butler wrote, "For Your Precious Love", which became the group's first gold record. Nicknamed "The Iceman" by legendary Philadelphia DJ Georgi Woods ... See full bio »
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 2013 Luther (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.4 (2013) ... (writer: "Never Gonna Give You Up" - uncredited)
 2013 Call the Midwife (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.6 (2013) ... (writer: "For Your Precious Love" - uncredited)
 2011/I Jack and Jill (writer: "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)")
 2010 Quartier lointain (performer: "For Your Precious Love") / (writer: "For Your Precious Love" - as J. Butler)
 2009 Mr. Nobody (writer: "For Your Precious Love")
 2009/II Precious (writer: "Was That All It Was")
 2008 Definitely, Maybe (writer: "Cigarettes And Coffee" (1993))
 2007 Right On (writer: "Only the Strong Survive")
 2007 American Gangster (performer: "Only the Strong Survive" (1968)) / (writer: "Only the Strong Survive" (1968))
 2007 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chasing It (2007) ... (writer: "Honky Tonk, Pt. 2")
 2007 Talk to Me (writer: "I've Been Loving You Too Long")
 2006 Hollywoodland (performer: "He Will Break Your Heart") / (writer: "He Will Break Your Heart")
 2006 Glory Road (writer: "I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)")
 2005 Little Manhattan (writer: "Only The Strong Survive")
 2003 Radio (writer: "For Your Precious Love" (1958))
 2002 Brown Sugar (performer: "Bring Your Heart")
 2002 Deuces Wild (performer: "For Your Precious Love") / (writer: "For Your Precious Love")
 2002 Only the Strong Survive (Documentary) (performer: "Only the Strong Survive", "For Your Precious Love") / (writer: "Only the Strong Survive", "For Your Precious Love")
 1998 Soul Music Festival: Part IV (TV Movie) (writer: "I Stand Accused" - uncredited)
 1998 Bulworth ("Holiday/12 Scanner") / (writer: "Holiday/12 Scanner")
 1995 Dead Presidents (performer: "Never Gonna Give You Up") / (writer: "Never Gonna Give You Up")
 1995 Smoke (writer: "Cigarettes and Coffee")
 1994 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 2 March 1994 (1994) ... (performer: "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy")
 1993 A Bronx Tale (performer: "For Your Precious Love") / (writer: "For Your Precious Love")
 1993 Menace II Society (performer: "ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE") / (writer: "ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE")
 1992-1993 Freunde fürs Leben (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Angstpartie (1993) ... (performer: "Moon River")
- Blinde Angst (1992) ... (performer: "Moon River")
 1992 That Night (performer: "HE DON'T LOVE YOU LIKE I LOVE YOU - aka HE WILL BREAK YOUR HEART") / (writer: "HE DON'T LOVE YOU LIKE I LOVE YOU - aka HE WILL BREAK YOUR HEART")
 1992 A Street Carol (TV Movie) (performer: "Little Red Shoes")
 1992 Rich in Love (writer: "I've Been Loving You Too Long")
 1992 American Me (writer: "For Your Precious Love")
 1988 Stormy Monday (lyrics: "I've Been Loving You Too Long") / (music: "I've Been Loving You Too Long")
 1988 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dance with Me (1988) ... (writer: "I've Been Loving You Too Long")
 1987 La Bamba (lyrics: "For Your Precious Love") / (music: "For Your Precious Love") / (performer: "For Your Precious Love")
 1986 Soul Man ("I've Been Loving You Too Long")
 1986 Peggy Sue Got Married (writer: "He Don't Love You" - uncredited)
 1986 Children of a Lesser God ("I've Been Loving You Too Long")
  Soul Train (TV Series documentary) (performer - 5 episodes, 1972 - 1982) (writer - 2 episodes, 1974 - 1978)
- Episode #12.6 (1982) ... (performer: "No Love Without Changes", "All the Way")
- Jerry Butler/Rick James (1978) ... (performer: "(I'm Just Thinking About) Cooling Out", "Dream World") / (writer: "(I'm Just Thinking About) Cooling Out", "Dream World")
- Jerry Butler/The Delfonics/Cecil Shaw (1974) ... (performer: "Power of Love", "I Only Have Eyes for You" - uncredited) / (writer: "Power of Love" - uncredited)
- Ike & Tina Turner/Jerry Butler/Brenda Lee Eager (1972) ... (performer: "(They Long to Be) Close to You", "I Only Have Eyes for You" - uncredited)
- Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee Eager/Joe Tex/Hodges, Smith, James & Crawford (1972) ... (performer: "Ain't Understanding Mellow", "Walk Easy My Son", "How Did We Lose It Baby")
 1979 More American Graffiti (writer: "Your Precious Love")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1970 - 1978) (performer - 1 episode, 1970)
- Episode dated 29 June 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Memories Don't Leave Like People Do")
- Episode dated 26 March 1970 (1970) ... (performer: "Hey, Western Union Man") / (writer: "Hey, Western Union Man")
 1975 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 5 March 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Brand New Me")
 1973 Save the Children (Documentary) (performer: "(They Long to Be) Close to You")
 1973 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 6 March 1973 (1973) ... (performer: "I Only Have Eyes for You")
 1972 The Swing Thing (writer: "Never Gonna Give You Up" - uncredited)
 1972 Melinda (performer: "Love Is")
 1972 The Thing with Two Heads ("A Prayer")
 1971 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #24.22 (1971) ... (performer: "Where Are You Going")
 1970 Gimme Shelter (Documentary) (writer: "I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)")
 1970 Joe (performer: "Where Are You Going", "You Can Fly")
  Soul! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1970) (writer - 1 episode, 1970)
- Episode dated 5 March 1970 (1970) ... (performer: "Moody Woman", "I Stand Accused", "Let It Be Me", "For Your Precious Love", "Hey, Western Union Man") / (writer: "Moody Woman", "I Stand Accused", "For Your Precious Love", "Hey, Western Union Man")
  Music Scene (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1969) (performer - 1 episode, 1969)
- Episode #1.14 (1969) ... (performer: "What's the Use of Breaking Up") / (writer: "What's the Use of Breaking Up")
- Episode #1.8 (1969) ... (writer: "A Brand New Me")
  The Rosey Grier Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1968) (writer - 1 episode, 1968)
- Episode #1.24 (1968) ... (performer: "Moon River", "Hey, Western Union Man") / (writer: "Hey, Western Union Man")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (1965) ... (performer: "Good Times", "He Will Break Your Heart")
  New American Bandstand 1965 (TV Series) (performer - 7 episodes, 1958 - 1962) (writer - 5 episodes, 1958 - 1961)
- Episode #5.211 (1962) ... (performer: "Make It Easy On Yourself")
- Episode #4.252 (1961) ... (performer: "I'm A Telling You") / (writer: "I'm A Telling You")
- Episode #4.137 (1961) ... (performer: "Find Another Girl") / (writer: "Find Another Girl")
- Episode #4.56 (1960) ... (performer: "He Will Break Your Heart") / (writer: "He Will Break Your Heart")
- Episode #4.42 (1960) ... (performer: "He Will Break Your Heart") / (writer: "He Will Break Your Heart")
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Single: "Hold Me Darling" / "Rainbow Valley" (Abner Records) See more »
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Trivia:

Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Impressions) in 1991. See more »

Nickname:

The Iceman

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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