Jeff Silbar is a songwriter. Silbar, a native of Los Angeles, won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1990 for co-writing Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings" with Larry Henley.
A songwriter is a professional that writes lyrics or composes musical compositions for songs. A songwriter can also be called a composer, although the latter term tends to be used mainly for individuals from the classical music genre and film scoring, but is also associated with writing and composing the original musical composition or musical bed. A songwriter that writes the lyrics/words are referred to as lyricist. The pressure from the music industry to produce popular hits means that songwriting is often an activity for which the tasks are distributed between a number of people. For example, a songwriter who excels at writing lyrics might be paired with a songwriter with the task of creating original melodies. Pop songs may be written by group members from the band or by staff writers – songwriters directly employed by music publishers. Some songwriters serve as their own music publishers, while others have outside publishers.
Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, and the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of four million, Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. The city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America.
The Grammy Award for Song of the Year is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. The Song of the Year award is one of the four most prestigious categories at the awards presented annually since the 1st Grammy Awards in 1959. According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide, the award is presented:
to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position.
"All My Life" is a song written by Dave Robbins, Jeff Silbar, and Van Stephenson, and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers. It was released in April 1983 as the second single from the album We've Got Tonight. The song reached number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in mid-1983. The song peaked at number 13 on the country chart and went to #2 on the AC charts.
Kenneth Ray Rogers is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
"He's a Heartache " is a song written by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley, and recorded by American country music artist Janie Fricke. It was released in May 1983 as the third single from the album It Ain't Easy. "He's a Heartache " was Janie Fricke's third number one on the country chart. Overall in her career, she scored 8 No. 1 hits. The song was introduced to the public in 1983, along with a couple of other hits that went to number 1, like the song "It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy". Soon after it was released, "He's a Heartache" went to the number 1 spot. The song was one of many Countrypolitan songs Fricke recorded and became successful with during her career.
Bette Midler is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer.
The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards were held in 1990. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year.
Marc Shaiman is an American composer and lyricist for films, television, and theatre, best known for his collaborations with lyricist and director Scott Wittman. He wrote the music and co-wrote the lyrics for the Broadway musical version of the John Waters film Hairspray. He has won a Grammy, an Emmy and a Tony, and been nominated for seven Oscars.
Carole Bayer Sager is an American lyricist, singer, songwriter, painter, and New York Times best-selling author.
Cynthia Weil is an American songwriter who wrote many songs together with her husband Barry Mann.
"From a Distance" is a song written in 1985 by American singer-songwriter Julie Gold. Gold was working as a secretary at the time for HBO and writing songs in her free time. Gold's friend, Christine Lavin, introduced the song to Nanci Griffith, who first recorded it for her 1987 album, Lone Star State of Mind.
"Wind Beneath My Wings" is a song written in 1982 by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley.
Eighth Day Slice/Fiddlin on ya Roof is a double album by the Jewish punk rock band Yidcore, released in 2005. Eighth Day Slice is an album containing Yidcore's first original, composed songs as well as several covers. It includes a cover of Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings" and the track "Since I Bothered You" which both received play on Triple J as well as its counterpart music video show Rage.
Some People's Lives is the seventh studio album by American singer Bette Midler, released on the Atlantic Records label in 1990. It contains one of her biggest hits, "From a Distance", which won the songwriter Julie Gold a Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1991.
Experience the Divine: Greatest Hits is a compilation album by American singer Bette Midler, featuring many of her best-known songs. The fourteen track compilation was released on Atlantic Records in 1993.
Today was Perry Como's 29th and final album for RCA Records and of his 50-year music career. This is also the penultimate recording ever made by Perry Como, the last being for a Christmas special in 1994. This album is also significant in that it was the first and only album of Como's career to be released contemporaneously in both vinyl LP format and compact disc.
Madness, Money & Music is the third album by singer Sheena Easton. It was released in 1982 and produced by Christopher Neil. The album includes the singles "I Wouldn't Beg for Water" and "Machinery", as well as the UK single "Are You Man Enough". Significantly however, the album featured an early recording of the song "Wind Beneath My Wings", which would later be covered by Bette Midler in 1988 and many other artists after. The album was one of Easton's lower-charting efforts, only hitting US #85 and UK #44, but was more successful in Scandinavia and went Gold in Canada. Easton promoted the album by way of a half-hour special produced for British television and syndicated worldwide, during which she performed a number of songs from the album and embarked on her first world tour.
Beaches: Original Soundtrack Recording is the soundtrack to the Academy Award nominated 1988 film starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey. Midler performs most of the tracks on the album, released on the Atlantic Records label. The album features one of Midler's best-known songs, the ballad "Wind Beneath My Wings", which was a #1 hit.
Jackpot! The Best Bette is a compilation album of recordings by American singer Bette Midler released on September 23, 2008. The album release was originally set to coincide with Midler's current Las Vegas show, Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On which debuted on February 20, 2008 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, but was postponed to April, then August 26, and later to the actual September release.
Diva Las Vegas was a show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas starring Bette Midler performing as singer and comedian. The one-time performance was filmed for television; HBO released it as a TV special originally broadcast on January 18, 1997 and repeated on February 2, 1997. Midler won the 1997 Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for the special.
Lawrence Joel "Larry" Henley was an American singer and songwriter, best known for co-writing the 1989 hit record "Wind Beneath My Wings."
Vote for Love is a 1996 album by Kenny Rogers released exclusively for sale on QVC. It was later made available in retail stores under the title Always & Forever.
Todo Me Recuerda a Ti is the fifth studio album by Scottish singer Sheena Easton. It was released on November 23, 1984 and reissued by Capitol EMI/Latin in 1989. This is an album of greatest hits featuring three new tracks all sung in Spanish and geared for the Latin markets. "Me Gustas Tal Como Eres," a duet with Mexican star Luis Miguel, was released as the first single and earned Easton a Grammy for Best Mexican-American Performance - 1984.
The Showgirl Must Go On (2008–2010) was a concert residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas that starred pop diva Bette Midler. Showgirl premiered on February 20, 2008 and closed on January 31, 2010. Midler signed for 300 shows from 2008 to 2010 at a pace of 100 performances a year. Shows were presented five nights a week with the house dark on Mondays and Thursdays. According to Billboard, the residency grossed $72 million.
The Divine Intervention Tour was the tenth concert tour by American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer Bette Midler. The tour started on May 8, 2015 in Hollywood, Florida, and concluded on July 19, 2015 in London, England. The tour traveled through North America, specifically the United States and Canada, and Europe, specifically parts of England and Scotland.
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