Bill Henderson (Canadian singer)

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Bill Henderson
Bill Henderson from Chilliwack.jpg
Background information
Born (1944-11-06) November 6, 1944 (age 70)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1966–present
Labels Solid Gold, CBS
Associated acts Chilliwack, The Collectors

William A. "Bill" Henderson (born November 6, 1944, in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian singer/songwriter. He first appeared on the Canadian music scene as a member of the group The Collectors. While the Collectors were forming, he was guitarist in the Panorama Trio at the Vancouver Hilton Hotel's Panorama Roof restaurant. He is best known for his work with the group Chilliwack in the 1970s and 1980s, who produced such hits as "Lonesome Mary", "California Girl", and "My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)". He has produced numerous recordings, and won the 1983 Juno Award for "Producer of the Year", with Brian MacLeod.

He is part of the folk music supergroup UHF. He has put his talents to work in several media endeavors, winning a Genie Award for best original song in a movie ("When I Sing", from Bye Bye Blues), and musical director for the Canadian edition of Sesame Street from 1989 to 1995.

Most recently, Henderson has acted as director of the Canadian Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and as president of the Songwriters Association of Canada (SOCAN).

His daughter Camille Henderson is a singer, who gained fame in the early 1990s as a member of the pop trio West End Girls. She has appeared as a guest vocalist on albums by Sarah McLachlan and Delerium.

Another daughter, Saffron Henderson is a singer and voice actor.

Henderson continues to tour Canada with Chilliwack.






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