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by Ken Dryden
Bill Henderson debuted during the 1950s, one of many ways in which he can be compared to the late Johnny Hartman. Both jazz vocalists showed plenty of promise early on, appearing with various bands during the decade and recording for prominent labels with major musicians. While each of them had their respective heydays during the 1960s, they had only sporadic opportunities to record as leaders afterwards. But though Hartman succumbed to cancer in 1983, Henderson continued to perform.read more
by Marcia Hillman
To quote Bill Henderson: The one constant in my life has been singing." So, it is not surprising that in his 83rd year he is still recording and performing live. Born in Chicago, Henderson made his show business debut as a singer and dancer at the age of four, winning in Phil Baker's Artist and Models amateur show. He did a two-year stint in the Army, serving in Europe with a Special Services orchestra and sharing vocal duties with Vic ...read more