Harry Chapin

Singer/songwriter Harry Chapin looked like he was going to have a long and glorious career. With his first album, Heads & Tales (1972 Elektra), he received a Best New Artist Grammy nomination and Verities and Balderdash (1974 Elektra), his fifth effort, became a top 10 gold album. In 1975 Chapin won an Emmy for his music on the ABC television series Make a Wish. He then co-founded World Hunger Year (WHY), a foundation that raised almost half-a-million dollars for famine relief in its first year of operation. Chapin’s career was cut tragically short when his car exploded after being hit by a truck on the... Read More

City Of Origin:
Greenwich Village, New York, United States
Genre:
Folk, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Traditional Folk, Classic Folk
Birthdate:
12/07/1942
Death date:
07/16/1981
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