Harry Chapin Folk Singer

He was born on December 07, 1942 (died on July 16, 1981, he was 38 years old) in Brooklyn, New York.


Harry Forster Chapin was an American singer-songwriter best known for his folk rock songs including Taxi W*O*L*D Sniper Flowers Are Red and the No. 1 hit Cat's in the Cradle. Chapin was also a dedicated humanitarian who fought to end world hunger; he was a key participant in the creation of the Presidential Commission on World Hunger in 1977. In 1987 Chapin was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his humanitarian work. read more

His Parents

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Jim Chapin
Jim Chapin

His father Jim Chapin and Jim Chapin was 23 years old when Harry born. His father was a American musician.

Is Harry Chapin still alive?

No, he died on 07/16/1981, 40 years ago. He was 38 years old when he died. Cause of death: traffic collision. He died in New York City and buried in Huntington Rural Cemetery .

What was Harry's zodiac sign?

Harry Chapin zodiac sign was sagittarius.


Harry Chapin had 2 siblings. Tom (2 years younger) and Steve (4 years younger)


When his last album Forever Folk & Country released, he was 76 years old. This album 'Forever Folk & Country' contains 34 tracks

His first album Heads & Tales released 49 years ago, he was 29 years old. There were 9 songs in this album.

Awards (1)

Awarded Congressional Gold Medal .


He graduated from Cornell University


He had one child, Jen (50) . When his first child, Jen Chapin, was born, Harry Chapin was 28 years old.

Top Harry Chapin Songs

  1. Cat's In The Cradle (Album Born To Rock - 60 Tracks of Classic Rock, released 8 years ago)
  2. Taxi (Album American Troubadours, released 4 years ago)
  3. W*o*l*d* (Album Short Stories, released 47 years ago)
  4. I Wanna Learn A Love Song (Album Verities & Balderdash, released 47 years ago)
  5. Sunday Morning Sunshine (Album Sniper & Other Love Songs, released 49 years ago)
  6. Sequel (Album The Gold Medal Collection, released 33 years ago)
  7. A Better Place To Be - Live 1975 Version (Album Greatest Stories Live, released 45 years ago)
  8. 30,000 Lbs. Of Bananas (Album Verities & Balderdash, released 47 years ago)
  9. Mr. Tanner - Live 1975 Version (Album Greatest Stories Live, released 45 years ago)
  10. Cat's In The Cradle - Live 1975 Version (Album Greatest Stories Live, released 45 years ago)

Harry Chapin's child

Harry Chapin's Siblings

Harry Chapin Albums (50)

When is Harry Chapin's next birthday?

Harry Chapin was born on the , which was a Monday

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