Sunday, January 16, 2011


Grammy Song Of the Year 1990

"Wind Beneath My Wings" was written in 1982 by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley. They recorded a demo of the song which they gave to Bob Montgomery. Montgomery then recorded his own demo version of the song, changing it from the mid-tempo version he was given to a ballad. Silbar and Henley then shopped the song to many artists, eventually resulting in Roger Whittaker becoming the first to record it. It appeared on his 1982 album, also named Wind Beneath My Wings. "Wind Beneath My Wings" was performed by Bette Midler for the soundtrack of the film Beaches and became a U.S. number-one single. It was named Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards of 1990. The song was also recorded by Colleen Hewett, Lee Greenwood, B.J. Thomas, Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, Patti LaBelle, Eddie & Gerald Levert, John Tesh, Judy Collins, Shirley Bassey, Sonata Arctica and Perry Como. But the most famous version of the song was recorded in 1989 by Bette Midler, which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won her a Grammy Award in 1990.

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