Henderson, Billy

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Name
Henderson, Billy Gender: M
William Pleasant Henderson Jr
born on 9 August 1939 at 10:20 (= 10:20 AM )
Place Indianapolis, Indiana, 39n46, 86w09
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 16°10' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 01°47 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 20°52'



Billy Henderson (At far left, with The Spinners in 1965)

Biography

American singer, best known for being an original member and founder of The Spinners, a soul vocal group. He and four friends at Ferndale High School in 1954 formed a group originally called The Domingos and later renamed The Spinners. They had several hits, especially in the 1970s, including "I'll Be Around" (1972) and "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love", "Then Came You" (with Dionne Warwick), "The Rubberband Man" and "It's a Shame".

The lineup of the quintet included original members Pervis Jackson, Henry Fambrough, Billy Henderson and Bobby Smith and lead vocalist G. C. Cameron. The Spinners were nominated for six Grammy Awards and they received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the second star for a musical group consisting of Afro Americans. Henderson remained with the group for half a century, until 2004.

On 2 February 2007, Henderson died in Daytona Beach, Florida, at the age of 67, from complications caused by diabetes.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Race (African-American)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Diabetes/ Hypoglycemia
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (The Spinners)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Hollywood Walk of Fame)