Singing Legend Chuck Jackson with Butch Leake Bottom Line Night Club N.Y.C. Chuck Jackson (born July 22, 1937) is an American R&B singer, who was one of the first artists to record material by Burt Bacharach and Hal David successfully. He has performed with moderate success since 1961. His hits include "I Don't Want to Cry," "Any Day Now," "I Keep Forgettin'" and "All Over the World".
Mary Wilson with Butch Leake at New York's Bottom Line Night Club. Mary Wilson (born March 6, 1944) is an American vocalist, best known as a founding member of The Supremes. Wilson remained with the group following the departures of other original members, Florence Ballard in 1967 and Diana Ross in 1970.
Film Legend Woody with Butch Leake during break in shooting of the film Cotton Club in Harlem New York City. Woodrow Wilson Woolwine "Woody" Strode (July 25, 1914 – December 31, 1994) was a decathlete and football star who went on to become a popular and pioneering African-American film actor. He was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Spartacus in 1960. He served in the United States Army during World War II.
Ben E. King
Drifters Legend Ben E. King and Butch Leake Benjamin Earl King (born September 28, 1938), known as Ben E. King, is an American soul and R&B singer. He is perhaps best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me"—a US Top 10 hit in both 1961 and later in 1986 (when it was used as the theme to the film of the same name), a number one hit in the UK in 1987, and #25 on the RIAA's list of Songs of the Century—and as one of the principal lead singers of the R&B vocal group the Drifters.[
Music Legend Isaac Hayes with Butch Leake.. Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and producer. Hayes was one of the creative influences behind the southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a record producer. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 in recognition of writing scores of notable songs for themselves, the duo Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, and others.
Singing Legend Anthony Gourdine with Butch Leake. Little Anthony and the Imperials is a rhythm and blues/soul/doo-wop vocal group from New York, first active in the 1950s. Lead singer Jerome Anthony "Little Anthony" Gourdine was noted for his high-pitched falsetto voice, influenced by Jimmy Scott. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 4, 2009, 23 years after the group's first year of eligibility for induction.
Gary US Bond
Singing Legend Gary US Bond with Butch Leake. Gary U.S. Bonds (born Gary Levone Anderson, June 6, 1939, Jacksonville, Florida is an American rhythm and blues and rock and roll singer, known for his classic hits "New Orleans" and "Quarter to Three". His career spans several decades and he is also a prolific songwriter.
Television Host Joe Franklin and Butch Leake New York City "The Joe Franklin Show" 70s. Joe Franklin (born Joseph Fortgang on March 9, 1926) is an American radio and television host personality from New York City, best known for the television talk-and-variety show format that set the standard for television talk shows. His show began in 1951 on WJZ-TV (later WABC-TV) and moved to WOR-TV (later WWOR-TV) from 1962 to 1993. He interviewed over 100,000 guests during his 43 year career.
Showbiz and Radio Legend Cousin Brucie with Butch Leake New York City. Bruce Morrow (born Bruce Meyerowitz on October 13, 1935 (other sources cite him as having been born 10/13/1937) in Brooklyn, New York) is an American radio personality known to many listeners as Cousin Brucie. Morrow's first stint in radio was in Bermuda at ZBM-AM, where he was known as "The Hammer." Morrow began his stateside career at New York Top 40 station WINS in 1959.
One of the great things about being recognized is that you receive this feedback from people. It is easy to see how sincere people are. It's nothing fake or jive. They're giving sincere appreciation. And it's not that easy to express. John Astin