During the show when contestants were answering questions and something suggestive was mentioned Terence would make a low groan noise to highlight the comment's sexual meaning. A regular question that was asked to contestants was to name the tune being played by Len. Billy Butler will never be asked to do a body issue because no one wants to see that, ffs. In it Billy stated that the two were not leaving the city and that neither he nor Wally would ever do that. Prince Fielder is fat, but that dude his strong and it shows on his body. True that, never noticed his weight going up, because he always seemed to be on the heavier side. Mostly an audience was present in the studio as the show went out. The series spawned several tapes of The Best of... and two successful Hold Your Plums videos. But then dropped off quickly when he went to the A's. At the time of her death, she had just given birth to a premature superhero baby who attacked Billy the moment they met. In a year that has already had more than its share of soul music deaths, Billy Butler's passing is another sad event for music fans around the world.  From 1988 to 1990 he presented a seasonal late Friday night show on BBC Radio 2 in the early months of the year.. Billy Butler, known to many as the younger brother of the legendary "Ice Man" Jerry Butler, and to deep soul fans as a talented singer and guitarist, has died at age 69. He's always been though, never had any speed whatsoever haha. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. His role was as the pianist. He formed the group The Enchanters in 1963 while still a high schooler. His role on the show was as the regular 'Nudger-Watcher'. By this time Hold Your Plums had become a scouse institution with a huge following. Wally set the questions and organised the prizes, he would often try to help Billy with clues to help contestants answer their given question. He wasn't that great in 2014. share. He was good in 2013 but in 2014 he wasn't that hot at the plate. In the comics, Billy Butcher is the leader of the Boys and a feared man around the world — including the Seven. America's Pastime. 71 comments. Butler continued to record with the Chanters (the subsequent name of the Enchanters) and then in the late 60s formed the group Infinity. The prizes were often tacky silly pointless objects and were only added for comical value. Like the good hitting, husky first basemen haha. It was hosted by Billy Butler and Wally Scott .. It was broadcast live from the BBC Radio Merseyside Studio’s on Paradise Street, Liverpool on Sundays from 11 am to 1 pm, using Root Beer Rag composed by Billy Joel as its regular catchy theme tune. He immediately began working with some of the most important producers in the burgeoning Chicago soul scene, including Carl Davis and Curtis Mayfield. In the course of his career, he has presented TV shows such as FAX and the magazine programme What the Butler Sees. Nothing happened to Billy Butler, Billy Butler happened to the A's. This time the show was pre-recorded every week from a different venue across Liverpool and Merseyside. I agree with this. If I'm remembering right he was a double play machine. Contestants had to match up three symbols of Plums, Bells, Cherries or Lemons to win a prize. After several years at Radio City, Billy left when he played Cliff Richard's Can't Keep This Feeling In twice during a breakfast show on sister station Magic 1548 and saying this was what the listeners asked for, but the station playlist would not allow him to play it, so he walked out while live on air.. He was also given his own small spot on the show at the beginning when he would read a poem he had written which would often contain non-offensive stereotypical comedic homosexual innuendos, and would occasionally be about his liver-in Malcolm. In 1987, Butler appeared in the first two series of ChuckleVision in a segment called "Armchair Theatre", where he would tell a story to the viewers. This year he's just terrible. Over the next few years he charted at lower levels with such songs as "Right Track," "I Don't Want to Lose You" and "Hung Up On You" before ending his active recording career in the late 70s. Billy Butler formed the vocal group the Enchanters while at high school. And just to be clear: there is a huge difference between Billy Butler/Pablo Sandoval fat and Prince Fielder fat. Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Radio DJ Billy Butler celebrates 40 years of showbusiness with appearance on Inside Out", "BBC - Liverpool & Merseyside - Profile: Billy Butler", "Billy Butler's new book on life, radio and his years in showbiz", "Gags galore as comedy fest tickles town", BBC Genome website - Radio Times listings, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Billy_Butler_(DJ)&oldid=960727350, Articles needing additional references from October 2018, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 4 June 2020, at 15:43. I was just a fan of his when he was doing good. As the show peaked Billy and Wally left the comfort of BBC Radio Merseyside and joined commercial rival Radio City, taking the show with them. A member of the audience was delegated the job of 'Nudger-Watcher' and would have to call out ‘The nudge is out’ should three different symbols be given by the fruit-machine. Bat speed started to drop and his already mediocre power shriveled up, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, The subreddit for the bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine players.  In September 2010 he published his autobiography Billy Butler MBE – Mrs Butler’s Eldest. Honestly I think he just didn't take care of himself. He was never that athletic to begin with (no pun intended with his current team), so I'm not surprised by the rapid decline in performance. He's a 30-year-old with a recent career arc similar to a 36 year-old. It all started going wrong in 2014. If they were lucky enough to match up three plums then they win the star prize. Usually Billy was quizmaster and clue giver, helping contestants as best as he could get the right answer. However rumours had circulated that the two were joining a radio station in a different city. That's the mindset I had; just a quick peak and age it seems. Rest in peace. Often contestants would return to the show and become regular stars themselves often complaining to Billy or Wally that the prize they won last time on the show was never delivered, adding more comical value. **For the best user experience, we recommend disabling the Reddit redesign. During an interview in 1983 on Terry Wogan’s chat show Wogan, Cilla Black told a captivated audience some of her favourite contestants. Unfortunately Len played the piano really badly making the song he was playing completely unrecognisable. William George Butler (born 24 January 1942) is a British former radio presenter on BBC Radio Merseyside and Radio City. Hold Your Plums 2015 I remember him starting off on fire then he went completely cold. The first video in 1994 included a special recording of the show from the BBC Radio Merseyside studios in Liverpool intercut with stand-up footage of Billy and Wally in Widnes. Len Horton was another regular who joined the show. But then dropped off quickly when he went to the A's. In a year that has already had more than its share of soul music deaths, Billy Butler's passing is another sad event for music fans around the world. Hold Your Plums won a Bronze Sony award. In 2018, Butler's contract with BBC Radio Merseyside was not renewed. A native of London's East End, a former Royal Marine, and a Falklands War veteran; Billy has a personal vendetta against all superheroes that stems from the rape and death of his late wife, Becca. A lot of people probably misremember him being fat because he's fat now and he's never been small. The setup of the show was that contestants answered a general knowledge question correctly to be allowed a go of the fruit machine to see if they win a prize. save hide report. 'tis a shame. Mike Trout The article in the Liverpool Echo promoted a telephone number that people could ring to listen to a personal message from the duo to their fans. He also operated the fruit-machine. , Butler was born in Amlwch, Anglesey in Wales. Terence, a flamboyant, camp, openly homosexual man, became one of the first. If they collected three different symbols they were able to ‘nudge’ the symbols into a winning combination, as on a standard fruit machine. Though sometimes in the shadow of his iconic older brother, Billy had a successful career both as a solo singer and group member. You can see a full biography of Billy Butler here. Seriously though he dropped off pretty quickly. If contestants received two matching symbols they were asked to ‘hold’ the two that matched and were given one last spin to see if they matched the third symbol, and because plums were the show's top symbol, to win the star prize contestants were encouraged to ‘Hold Your Plums’, coining the show's name. It's my belief that his inability to manage his physique is probably reflective of him not putting in the work to be a major leaguer, which is a shame because he's only 30 and 2009-2012 Billy Butler was some good Billy Butler. At the height of its success on BBC Radio Merseyside Billy and Wally were joined by two other regular cast members: Terence and Len. Maybe he should do a Dmitri Young weight loss haha. Hold Your Plums started out as a segment of Billy Butler’s radio show and was extended to a two-hour show of its own. He weng on to write for other artists such as Major Lance and Gene Chandler, and then had a long career as music director and guitarist in his brother Jerry's band. He was such a good hitter for the Royals in 2009 to about 2014. The second video released a year later featured a live stage version of the show from the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool. His wRC+ from 2012 on are 139, 117, 97, 99, 39. , Hold Your Plums was a radio quiz show which ran for over a decade on BBC Radio Merseyside. He was such a good hitter for the Royals in 2009 to about 2014. His sessions with Davis led to his biggest hit and career highpoint, the 1965 top 10 R&B hit "I Can't Work No Longer.". After only a few years on Radio City Billy and Wally called it a day and signed off from Hold Your Plums for the last time. He appeared in Scousers in St Helens on 26 October 2010 alongside Tina Malone, Margi Clarke and many others. **, Press J to jump to the feed. On early recordings he was backed by the Chanters, a renamed version of the Enchanters; other members were Errol Batts and Jesse Tillman. His prime lasted until he was just 26 (2012), and he has had a steady, significant decline since then. He first recorded for Okeh Records in 1963, and was produced initially by Curtis Mayfield and later by Carl Davis. Radio City. Billy Butler MBE (Mrs Butler’s Eldest) can certainly claim that honour. I don't know if it's due to his body type, but he seemed to hit his athletic peak at 22 (2009). SoulTracks ® is a registered trademark of SoulTracks, LLC. You can see a full biography of Billy Butler here. Dude was literally an outfielder at one point. , After several years at Radio City, Billy left when he played Cliff Richard's Can't Keep This Feeling In twice during a breakfast show on sister station Magic 1548 and saying this was what the listeners asked for, but the station playlist would not allow him to play it, so he walked out while live on air. There was a public outcry as Billy and Wally were featured on the front cover of the local newspaper, the Liverpool Echo, with the headline ‘Over and Out’ that the show had finished for good.
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