b. Michael Scott Henderson, 7th July 1951, Yazoo City, Mississippi, U.S.A.
Michael Henderson has enjoyed successful careers as a player and performer.
He moved from Yazoo City, Mississippi to Detroit in the early '60s, and was a session player.
Henderson played and toured with Davis for seven years. When he met drummer / producer Norman Connors.
Henderson pitched him some songs. Connors recorded 'Valentine Love' on his 'Saturday Night Special' LP, featuring Henderson with Jean Carne.
This was his vocal debut, and it reached No. 10 on the R & B chart.
Henderson wrote two other hits for the LP, 'We Both Need Each Other' and 'You Are My Starship,' which peaked at number four.
Those successes landed Henderson his own Buddah deal in 1976, and in 1978 he got his first Top 10 R & B hit with 'Take Me I'm Yours' for Buddah.
Henderson recorded for Buddah from 1976 to 1983, earning his biggest hit in 1980 with 'Wide Receiver,' a number four hit.
He moved to EMI in 1986.
He also helped discover Cherrelle, who was his next door neighbour in the late '70's.
She sang background and toured with him for four years.
Solid (Buddah Records 1976)
Goin' Places (Buddah Records 1977)
In the Night-Time (Buddah Records 1978)
Do It All (Buddah Records 1979)
Wide Receiver (Buddah Records 1980)
Slingshot (Arista Records 1981)
Fickle (Buddah Records 1983)
Bedtime Stories (EMI USA Records 1986)