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Harry Chapin

American musician

Harry Chapin

American musician
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birthday
7th
December, 1942
Death
16th
July, 1981
Birth Place
New York City, U.S.
Birth Sign
sagittarius
Biography

Harold Forster Chapin (December 7, 1942 – July 16, 1981) was an American singer-songwriter and philanthropist best known for his folk rock and pop rock songs. He achieved worldwide success in the 1970s and became one of the most popular artists and highest-paid performers. Chapin is also one of the best charting musical artists in the United States. Chapin, a Grammy Award-winning artist and Grammy Hall of Fame inductee, has sold over 16 million records worldwide. He has been described as one of the most beloved performers in music history.
Chapin recorded a total of 11 albums from 1972 until his death in 1981. All 14 singles that he released became hits on at least one national music chart.
As a dedicated humanitarian, Chapin fought to end world hunger. He was a key participant in the creation of the Presidential Commission on World Hunger in 1977. Chapin is credited with being the most politically and socially active American performer of the 1970s. In 1987, Chapin was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his humanitarian work.

instruments played
Guitar
Harmonica
Piano
trumpet
Vocals
Birth Name

Harold Forster Chapin

Genres

Folk folk rock pop rock

Occupations

Singer-songwriter philanthropist

Years Active

1950s 1981

Name

Harry Chapin

Nationality

United States of America

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