born on 30/6/1937 in Arp, TX, United States
died on 18/12/2014 in Nashville, TN, United States
Larry Henley is an American singer and songwriter, born June 30, 1937 in Arp, Texas. He is perhaps best known for co-writing (with Jeff Silbar) the 1989 hit record, "Wind Beneath My Wings". The single was a U.S. number one hit for Bette Midler, and has since totaled around six million radio airplays.
The song earned Henley and Silbar the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for 1989, and Bette Midler the Record of the Year award.
He was also the lead singer of pop group The Newbeats in the mid-1960s. The group had two hits that charted in the top 20 of Billboard magazine, one. "Bread and Butter", reaching No. 2 on the Billboard charts and selling over a million copies.
Henley has also composed a number of soundtracks in movies.
- Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs, 2nd, p. 179180, London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd.
- Grammy Award Winners Search Database
- Official website
- Larry Henley at the Internet Movie Database