Welcome To The Henry Gross Website

The Prolific Singer/Songwriter Busy Entertaining America For 30 Years

Henry's Highlights

Lyrical Lineage

Henry Gross (born April 1, 1951) grew up in a musical family -- his mother briefly performed with New York's Metropolitan Opera Chorus, and Gross himself was playing in the city's clubs by the time he was 14.

Redesigning The 50s

In 1969, Gross became a founding member of the doo wop revival group Sha Na Na, performing with them at the Fillmore and Woodstock. However, Gross left the group the following year and landed a contract with ABC Dunhill Records in 1971;

Solid Gold Setter

Henry's solid gold single "Shannon," a song inspired by the death of Carl Wilson's Irish Setter, was released from the album "Release" in 1976.

True Troubadour

Henry also has a thriving career as a songwriter, penning the Blackhawk hit "Big Guitar" with the band's Henry Paul, as well as writing songs for Ronnie Milsap, Sonny Burgess, Cindy Lauper, Judy Collins, and Mary Travers.

One-Hit Wanderer

One Man's Musical Journey

Heartache, triumph and love can be found in anyone's life, but put it to music and then you have the makings of an artist. Henry Gross explores his fascinating history in this electrifying one man show. With music, jocularity and a great deal of nostalgia, Henry's stories and songs will take you back. Join Henry at a performing arts theater near you and feel what it is like to have "a" hit.
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Keep On Rockin'

Henry Is Currently On Tour

With over 15 albums spanning a 30 year career, Henry Gross has a song for every occasion and town. His eclectic musicality and hilarious personality makes him one of the most sought after performers. Henry brings nostalgia with his older music and introspection and humor with his latest releases. Henry always performs, with his trademark falsetto, "Shannon" and tells the story of the song and how the hit affected his life. Don't miss any of Henry's upcoming shows in your area.
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Throughout Henry's expansive career, he has produced over 15 albums some of which hold over 20 tracks on them. Here is your opportunity to purchase them. There are CD's, CD combination packages, rare vinyl and creative merchandise made especially for Henry Gross fans. Check out our shop now!
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The Great Days

The Story Behind The Video

The following is a message from my dear friend, Patti Petow, who continually uses her considerable talents as a publicist and now a filmmaker to help bring my music to a wider audience. Her idea to let fans and friends contribute great moments from their lives was a brilliant way to bring the message of the song home. To quote Buzzy Linhart: “Ya gotta have friends”. And I’m certainly lucky to claim Patty as mine. Henry
"I truly love Henry Gross. A prolific lyricist engaging performer, his music is as relevant today as it has ever been and keeps rocking us all along. When I heard “The Great Days” it brought back good times – those great, singular moments that carry us through to even better times. The message Henry brings us through “The Great Days” is a universal one, one that touches each and every being – that evokes heartfelt sentiments of days spent laughing with loved ones, of triumphing over adversity, of kindnesses given and received. Of love. It made me want to celebrate those feelings. And what better way to celebrate feelings elicited through Henry's generous gift of music than through his fans! This photo/video montage is my attempt to give a little back to Henry and thank him for gifting us with his talents. The photos have been donated by friends and fans and honor the love and strength of the human spirit. Thank you to all who shared a photo for this video. To the Great Days!" - Patti Petow

Quotable Quotes From Henry's Lyrics