Bill Henderson (Canadian singer)

Bill Henderson (Canadian singer)

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, but 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 "Whatcha Gonna Do". He has produced numerous recordings, and won the 1982 Juno Award for producer of the year.

He is also 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 acting as 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 and as president of the Songwriters Association of Canada.

His daughter Camille Henderson is also a singer, who gained fame in the early 90s as a member of the pop trio West End Girls. She has also appeared as a guest vocalist on albums by Sarah McLachlan and Delerium.

Daughter Saffron Henderson is a singer and voice actor.

Discography

Pre Chilliwack
* 1967 – "The Collectors"
* 1968 – "Grass & Wild Strawberries"

Chilliwack
* 1970 – "Chilliwack"
* 1971 – "Chilliwack"
* 1972 – "All Over You"
* 1974 – "Riding High"
* 1975 – "Rockerbox"
* 1977 – "Dreams, Dreams, Dreams"
* 1978 – "Lights from the Valley"
* 1980 – "Breakdown in Paradise"
* 1981 – "Wanna Be a Star"
* 1982 – "Opus X"
* 1983 – "Segue (compilation)"
* 1984 – "Look In Look Out"
* 1994 – "Greatest Hits (compilation)"

Post Chilliwack
* 1990 " UHF
* 1994 " UHF II

External links

* [http://www.gonegonegone.com/ Bill Henderson website]
* [http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=U1ARTU0000695 Chilliwack page at the Canadian Encyclopedia]


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