He was such a good hitter for the Royals in 2009 to about 2014. Though sometimes in the shadow of his iconic older brother, Billy had a successful career both as a solo singer and group member. 2015 I remember him starting off on fire then he went completely cold. He also operated the fruit-machine. News spread fast that Hold Your Plums and the regular cast of Len, Terence, Wally and Billy at the helm would be returning for a new series on Radio City nearly a year after the two left the BBC. You can see a full biography of Billy Butler here. This time the show was pre-recorded every week from a different venue across Liverpool and Merseyside. A regular question that was asked to contestants was to name the tune being played by Len. I was just a fan of his when he was doing good. 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.. 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. , Butler was born in Amlwch, Anglesey in Wales. He wasn't that great in 2014. A lot of people probably misremember him being fat because he's fat now and he's never been small. 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. 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. 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. It all started going wrong in 2014. If they were lucky enough to match up three plums then they win the star prize. At the height of its success on BBC Radio Merseyside Billy and Wally were joined by two other regular cast members: Terence and Len. 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.  From 1988 to 1990 he presented a seasonal late Friday night show on BBC Radio 2 in the early months of the year.. Unfortunately Len played the piano really badly making the song he was playing completely unrecognisable. 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. This year he's just terrible. In it Billy stated that the two were not leaving the city and that neither he nor Wally would ever do that. 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. In the comics, Billy Butcher is the leader of the Boys and a feared man around the world — including the Seven. **For the best user experience, we recommend disabling the Reddit redesign. Radio City. If they collected three different symbols they were able to ‘nudge’ the symbols into a winning combination, as on a standard fruit machine. Rest in peace. Wally set the questions and organised the prizes, he would often try to help Billy with clues to help contestants answer their given question. In the course of his career, he has presented TV shows such as FAX and the magazine programme What the Butler Sees. He was good in 2013 but in 2014 he wasn't that hot at the plate. The prizes were often tacky silly pointless objects and were only added for comical value. He was such a good hitter for the Royals in 2009 to about 2014.  In September 2010 he published his autobiography Billy Butler MBE – Mrs Butler’s Eldest. His wRC+ from 2012 on are 139, 117, 97, 99, 39. It was hosted by Billy Butler and Wally Scott .. That's the mindset I had; just a quick peak and age it seems. He immediately began working with some of the most important producers in the burgeoning Chicago soul scene, including Carl Davis and Curtis Mayfield. 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. Dude was literally an outfielder at one point. Usually Billy was quizmaster and clue giver, helping contestants as best as he could get the right answer. save hide report. Hold Your Plums 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. Honestly I think he just didn't take care of himself. 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. Nothing happened to Billy Butler, Billy Butler happened to the A's. William George Butler (born 24 January 1942) is a British former radio presenter on BBC Radio Merseyside and Radio City. In 2018, Butler's contract with BBC Radio Merseyside was not renewed. Prince Fielder is fat, but that dude his strong and it shows on his body. 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.". Contestants had to match up three symbols of Plums, Bells, Cherries or Lemons to win a prize. 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. Lookup his ESPN Body Issue pics. He's always been though, never had any speed whatsoever haha. 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. But then dropped off quickly when he went to the A's. During an interview in 1983 on Terry Wogan’s chat show Wogan, Cilla Black told a captivated audience some of her favourite contestants. 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. I don't know if it's due to his body type, but he seemed to hit his athletic peak at 22 (2009). Like the good hitting, husky first basemen haha. Billy Butler MBE (Mrs Butler’s Eldest) can certainly claim that honour. , 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. Len Horton was another regular who joined the show. 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. However rumours had circulated that the two were joining a radio station in a different city. 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. Butler continued to record with the Chanters (the subsequent name of the Enchanters) and then in the late 60s formed the group Infinity. Hold Your Plums won a Bronze Sony award. In the 1960s he was a DJ at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. **, Press J to jump to the feed.
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