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Performances Song History

Wind Beneath My Wings

Music/Lyrics: Henley/Silbar

Vocals: Fish

Original Artist: Bette Midler

Original Album: Beaches sountrack (1988)

Debut: 1995-11-28

Historian: Craig DeLucia

It would be easy to label this song as a fun Henrietta one-shot, but the beauty that was expressed in Phish’s lone rendition on 11/28/95 can’t be stressed enough. The band sat long-time influence Colonel Bruce Hampton in a chair on the stage and allowed Henrietta to serenade him. They chose this former top-40 ballad, an inspirational song about an unsung hero, while their unsung hero was moved to... read a newspaper while they played.

So maybe it was a fun Henrietta one-shot…

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