Wind at My Back is a television series which aired in Canada on CBC Television between 1996 and 2001. The series is set during the Great Depression of the 1930s, in the fictional small mining town of New Bedford in Northern Ontario. The family drama followed the members of the Bailey family as they lived through a time marked by hardship.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Wind at My Back - Wind Beneath My Wings - Netflix
“Wind Beneath My Wings” (sometimes titled “The Wind Beneath My Wings” and “Hero”) is a song written in 1982 by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley. The song was originally recorded by Roger Whittaker in 1982, as well as by Sheena Easton and Lee Greenwood. The song appeared very shortly thereafter in charted versions by Colleen Hewett (1982), Lou Rawls (1983), Gladys Knight & The Pips (1983), and Gary Morris (1983). The highest-charting version of the song to date was recorded in 1988 by singer and actress Bette Midler for the soundtrack to the film Beaches. This version was released as a single in early 1989, spent one week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in June 1989, and won Grammy Awards for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year in February 1990. On October 24, 1991, Midler's single was also certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipment of one million copies in the United States. In 2004 Midler's version finished at No. 44 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema. In a 2002 UK poll, “Wind Beneath My Wings” was found to be the most-played song at British funerals.
Wind at My Back - Lou Rawls version - Netflix
Lou Rawls was the first to land the song on the chart in the US. The up-tempo version by Rawls was released in March 1983 on Epic 34-03758. It was backed with “Midnight Sunshine”. It appeared on his album, When the Night Comes. It spent six weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and on April 16, 1983, it peaked at no. 65. It also got to no. 60 on the R&B chart. Rawls once performed a twelve minute live version of the song at a concert in Elgin, Illinois.
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