The Butler did it. Nicknamed "the Ice Man," nowadays, he is the Commissioner for Cook County, Illinois, but over the years he racked up quite an impressive list of hit records - both with and without the Impressions. With the Impressions came "For Your Precious Love," and as a solo "He Will Break Your Heart," "Moon River," "Make It Easy on Yourself," "Let It Be Me" (with Betty Everett), "Hey Western Union Man," "Ain't Understanding Mellow" (with Brenda Lee Eager), and "Never Give You Up." However, his biggest is "Only the Strong Survive" and that is certainly true of 78-year-old JERRY BUTLER. See a live performance of that classic below, and Happy Birthday, Jerry.

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