This site is dedicated to the memory of Harry Chapin. There are approximately 752 pages in this wiki.
A new family-written Harry Chapin biography is now available on iTunes. Check it out at https://itunes.apple.com/book/id574464055?mt=11.
On this day
- 1972 - Harry Chapin's first major performance is opening for Carly Simon at Symphony Hall in Boston. In what is to become a tradition, Harry was almost late for this gig. As Harry wowed the audience perhaps too much for an opening act, Billboard Magazine reported there was an ego problem in pairing the two Elektra artists on the same bill.
- 1997 - Greatest Stories Live becomes the first Harry Chapin album to be certified Platinum by the RIAA.
- August 16-18 - The 27th Annual Chapin Family Concert by the Sea Weekend at Steve Chapin's Ovens Park in Riverport, Nova Scotia. The weekend is capped off by the Big Concert at 1pm on Sunday.
Recent news and events
Why does the Harry Chapin Wiki exist?
In 1999, Marty Acks started a Harry Chapin fan website. By 2008 the website was in need of updating. A wiki style update was chosen to simplify editing, provide built in searching, and for overall modernization of the website. Being a wiki, this web site now allow others to share what they know of Harry Chapin, his body of work, and the people and organizations he touched.
While Wikipedia is a great resource for information about famous people such as Harry, it also has notability guidelines. Much of the information in this website would not pass he notability test appropriate to a general purpose on-line encyclopedia, however it would be welcome here. Therefore, this wiki exists.
Contributions to the website are welcome and encouraged. This site uses the same software as wikipedia (mediawiki), so if you have updated wikipedia the process should be the same. If you have ideas for content but would prefer not to enter it yourself feel free to e-mail me directly. Trivia is encouraged, mind your manners, respect copyrights, and be reasonably Chapin related.
Should you have any questions feel free to contact me at martyacks at anyoldkindofday.com.
- ↑ The Recording Academy (December 7, 2010). "The Recording Academy Announces 2011 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees". Press release. Retrieved 2010-12-07 .