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Butler Twins biography



The Butler Twins were an American Detroit blues and electric blues duo, comprising the twins Clarence (January 21, 1942 – December 22, 2003) and Curtis Butler (January 21, 1942 – April 9, 2004). They relocated to Detroit in 1960, and worked in automobile assembly plants. By night they were part of the local nightclub scene. Clarence Butler supplied harmonica and vocals, while Curtis Butler played rhythm guitar, and they sat in with other musicians, until the local blues scene faded away in the late 1960s. In the early 1980s, with the Butler Twins still in residence, they were lauded as blues survivors. The London, England, based JSP Records label issued two albums; Not Gonna Worry About Tomorrow (May 1995) and Pursue Your Dreams (May 1996). The relative success led to tours across the US, Canada and Europe. The Butler Twins were granted Music Achiever status by the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Clarence Butler died after a heart attack on December 22, 2003, in Hamtramck, Michigan. Discography Not Gonna Worry About Tomorrow (1995) - JSP Pursue Your Dreams (1996) - JSP The Butler's Boogie (2000) - live album - Orchard