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Biography

  • Born

    17 August 1937

  • Died

    19 November 2017 (aged 80)

Ronald "Ronnie" Butler, Sr. M.B.E. 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 has 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". Butler has achieved much success and longevity in his career and 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).

He is the father of actor Ron Butler, Jr..

Ronnie Butler died on November 19 2017 from natural causes he was 80 years old

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