Happy Birthday Jerry Butler – December 8, 1939

Jerry Butler
Jerry Butler

Jerry Butler was born today (December 8th) in Sunflower, Mississippi.

He moved to Chicago at the age of 3 and has called the city home ever since.

Butler attended Washburne Trade, which later became “Cooley High.”¬†He dropped out of school at the age of 14 to work and support his family after his father died. ¬†Butler was 17 when he joined The Roosters, a name that would be dropped for the classy name “The Impressions.”