Ronnie Butler

Born 17 August 1937. Died 19 November 2017
Ronnie Butler
Ronnie Butler

Ronnie Butler Biography (Wikipedia)

Ronald "Ronnie" Butler Sr., MBE (August 17, 1937 – November 19, 2017) was a famous Bahamian calypso and rake n scrape entertainer and singer. Butler is referred to as "The Godfather of Bahamian Music" and his career spans more than five decades.

Butler began his career in music at the age of 16. He performed in Bahamian local nights spots such as Ronnie's Rebel Room, the Rum Key, Big Bamboo, the Trade Winds Lounge, and Nassau Beach Hotel and has toured throughout Europe, South America and North America. Among his popular hits are songs "Burma Road", "Crow Calypso" and "Age Ain't Nothin' But A Number". He achieved great success and career longevity.

Most recently his single, "Married Man", was featured in Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married Too?", which was shot in The Bahamas.

Butler's achievements were recognised in 2003 when he was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

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