THE LEAD SINGER FOR THE NEWBEATS

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The Newbeats: Brothers Dean and Marc Mathis and Larry Henley
(center).

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Lawrence Joel "Larry" Henley was born in Arp, TX.
(June 30, 1937 – December 18, 2014)

Larry Henley was the lead singer of the pop group The
Newbeats, formed in the 1964, singing in a distinctive
falsetto. The group had two hits that charted in the top
20 of Billboard magazine, with one of them, "Bread and
Butter
", reaching No. 2 on the chart and selling over a
million copies. They toured Australia and New Zealand
with Roy Orbison, Ray Columbus and the Invaders and
the
Rolling Stones on the "Big Beat ’65" tour. The group’s
last single was released in 1974. Henley had a solo album,
Piece a Cake, released in 1975.

Henley died of Lewy Body Dementia in Nashville, Tenn.
at age 77. He had been suffering from Parkinson’s and
Alzheimer’s diseases.

1965

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