Larry Henley

Larry Henley

born on 30/6/1937 in Arp, TX, United States

died on 18/12/2014 in Nashville, TN, United States

Larry Henley

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Larry Henley is an American singer and songwriter, born June 30, 1937 in Arp, Texas.[1][2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

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.


  2. Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs, 2nd, p. 179180, London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd.
  4. Grammy Award Winners Search Database

External links

  • Official website
  • Larry Henley at the Internet Movie Database
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