(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 "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 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 (CARAS
) and as president of the Songwriters Association of Canada (SOCAN
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
Another daughter, Saffron Henderson
is a singer and voice actor.
Henderson continues to tour Canada with Chilliwack.