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'''''Harry Forster Chapin''''' ([[December 7]], [[1942]] – [[July 16]], [[1981]]) was a American folk singer, playwright, known for his story songs. Later in his life he focused his energy on the philanthropic efforts with a special focus on world hunger with creation of [[World Hunger Year]]. He also performed benefit concerts for hundreds of other organizations during his career. Towards the end of his career, half his concerts were benefits.   
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'''''Harry Forster Chapin''''' ([[December 7]], [[1942]] – [[July 16]], [[1981]]) was a American folk singer, playwright, known for his story songs. Later in his life he focused his energy on the philanthropic efforts with a special focus on world hunger with creation of [[World Hunger Year]]. He also performed benefit concerts for hundreds of other organizations during his career. Toward the end of his career, half his concerts were benefits.   
  
 
==Family==
 
==Family==
 
Harry was the second oldest of four brothers: [[James Chapin| Jim]], [[Tom]], and [[Steve]] of jazz drummer [[James Forbes Chapin]] and [[Elspeth (Burke) Chapin]]. . Harry also had other stepbrothers and stepsisters. Harry married [[Sandy Gaston]] on November 28, [[1968]]. Harry and Sandy had two children: [[Josh Chapin| Josh]] and [[Jen Chapin|Jen]]. Harry's stepchildren from Sandy's first marriage were [[Jaime Chapin |Jaime]], [[Jonothon Chapin|Jonothon]], and [[Jason Chapin | Jason]].
 
Harry was the second oldest of four brothers: [[James Chapin| Jim]], [[Tom]], and [[Steve]] of jazz drummer [[James Forbes Chapin]] and [[Elspeth (Burke) Chapin]]. . Harry also had other stepbrothers and stepsisters. Harry married [[Sandy Gaston]] on November 28, [[1968]]. Harry and Sandy had two children: [[Josh Chapin| Josh]] and [[Jen Chapin|Jen]]. Harry's stepchildren from Sandy's first marriage were [[Jaime Chapin |Jaime]], [[Jonothon Chapin|Jonothon]], and [[Jason Chapin | Jason]].
  
Harry passed away on July 16, [[1981]]. He died in an automobile accident with a semi-truck on the Long Island Expressway (LIE) in Long Island, New York. The official cause of death was listed as heart attack. He is buried in the Huntington Rural Cemetery in Huntington, Long Island, New York. Harry was on the way to perform another another charitable concert when he was killed.
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==Death==
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Harry passed away on July 16, [[1981]] at the age of 38. He died in an automobile accident with a semi-truck on the Long Island Expressway (LIE) in Long Island, New York. The official cause of death was listed as heart attack. He is buried in the Huntington Rural Cemetery in Huntington, Long Island, New York. Harry was on the way to a business meeting when he was killed. Later that day he was scheduled for a benefit concert on at [[Eisenhower Park]] on [[Long Island]], [[New York]].
  
 
== Extended Chapin Family ==
 
== Extended Chapin Family ==
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* [[Harry Chapin]] - The primary focus of this web site
 
* [[Harry Chapin]] - The primary focus of this web site
* [[Kenneth Burke]] - Harry's uncle
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* [[Kenneth Burke]] - Harry's grandfather
 
* [[Michael Burke]] - Harry's uncle
 
* [[Michael Burke]] - Harry's uncle
 
* [[Abigail Chapin]] - Tom's Chapin's daughter
 
* [[Abigail Chapin]] - Tom's Chapin's daughter
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* [[Doug Walker]] ([[1975]]-[[1981]]) - electric guitar, background vocals
 
* [[Doug Walker]] ([[1975]]-[[1981]]) - electric guitar, background vocals
 
* [[Steve Chapin]] (1975-[[1981]]) - piano
 
* [[Steve Chapin]] (1975-[[1981]]) - piano
* [[Ron Evanuik]] ([[1976]]) - cellist
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* [[Ron Evanuik]] ([[1976]]) - cello
 
* [[Kim Scholes]] ([[1977]]-[[1980]]) - cello
 
* [[Kim Scholes]] ([[1977]]-[[1980]]) - cello
 
* [[Yvonne Cable]] ([[1980]]-[[1981]]) - cello
 
* [[Yvonne Cable]] ([[1980]]-[[1981]]) - cello
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* [[Tom Chapin]] (occasional performances) - guitar, background vocals
 
* [[Tom Chapin]] (occasional performances) - guitar, background vocals
  
== Body of Work ==
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== Discography ==
For many artists this section might called the Discography. As Harry's works spanned not only music, for which has was best known, his credits also include directing/writing documentaries, soundtracks, music scores, soundtracks to movies and TV shows, writing and producing musicals.
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===Albums===
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''Main Article: [[Harry Chapin discography]]''
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!valign="top"|Year
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!align="left" valign="top"|Album
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!align="left" valign="top"|Category
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!align="left" valign="top" |Label
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!align="left" valign="top" |Format(s)
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!align="left" valign="top"|Additional information
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1966]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Chapin Music!]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Studio
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Rock-Land Records]]
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|valign="top"|LP
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|align="left" valign="top"|As part of [[The Chapin Brothers]]
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1972]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Heads and Tales]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Studio
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]]
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|LP,8-track,cassette,reel,CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1972]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Sniper and Other Love Songs]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Studio
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]]
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|LP,8-track,cassette,reel,CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|Released on CD in 2002
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1973]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Short Stories (album) |Short Stories]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Studio
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]]
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|LP,8-track,cassette,CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1974]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Verities and Balderdash]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Studio
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]]
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|LP,8-track,cassette,reel,CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1975]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Portrait Gallery]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Studio
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]]
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|LP,8-track,cassette,CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1976]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Greatest Stories Live]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Live
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]]
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|LP,8-track,cassette,CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|2LPs, Live (with some studio tracks)
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1976]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[On the Road to Kingdom Come (album) |On the Road to Kingdom Come]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Studio
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]]
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|LP,8-track,cassette,CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1977]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Dance Band on the Titanic (album)| Dance Band on the Titanic]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Studio
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]]
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|LP,8-track,cassette,CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|2 LPs
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1978]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Living Room Suite]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Studio
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]]
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|LP,8-track,cassette,CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1979]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Legends of the Lost and Found (album)|Legends of the Lost and Found]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Live
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]]
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|LP,8-track,cassette,CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1980]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Sequel (album)| Sequel]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Studio
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Boardwalk]]
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|LP,8-track,cassette,CD
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|align="left" valign="top"| 
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1982]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Cotton Patch Gospel (album)| Cotton Patch Gospel]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Cast album
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Chapin Productions]]
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|Cassette, LP
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|align="left" valign="top"| 
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1983]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Lies and Legends (album)|Lies and Legends ]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Cast album
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Titanic Productions]]
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|LP
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|align="left" valign="top"|2 LPs
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1985]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Anthology of Harry Chapin]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Compilation
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]]
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|LP,cassette
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|align="left" valign="top"|
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1987]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Remember When the Music (album)|Remember When the Music]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Rerelease
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[DCC Compact Classics]]
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|CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|Rerelease of [[Sequel (album)|Sequel]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1988]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[The Last Protest Singer]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Studio
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[DCC Compact Classics]]
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|CD,LP
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|align="left" valign="top"|
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1988]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[The Gold Medal Collection]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Compilation
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]]
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|CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|2 CD collection, with some interview clips
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1990]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Harry Chapin Tribute (album)|Harry Chapin Tribute]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Cast
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Relativity]]
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|CD,LP cassette
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|align="left" valign="top"|From 1987 concert
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1998]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Bottom Line Encore Collection]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Live
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Bottom Line]]
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|CD,cassette
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|align="left" valign="top"|2 CD collection
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1999]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Storyteller]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Rerelease
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[BOA]]
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|CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|Rerelease of [[Sequel (album)|Sequel]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1999]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Story of a Life (album)|Story of a Life]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Compilation
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Rhino]]
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|CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|3 CD Box collection with Book
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[2000]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Onwards and Upwards]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Specialty
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Chapin Productions]]
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|CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|Limited Release
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[2001]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[VH1: Behind the Music]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Compilation
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]]/[[Rhino]]
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|CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[2002]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[The Essentials: Harry Chapin]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Compilation
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]]/[[WEA]]
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|CD, cassette
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|align="left" valign="top"|
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[2002]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[The Last Protest Singer]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Rerelease
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Harry Chapin Music]]
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|CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[2002]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Songwriter]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Specialty
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Chapin Productions]]
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|CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[2002]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[A Better Place to Be: The Songs of Harry Chapin]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Compilation
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Warner Brothers]]
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|CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|Limited release of 5000 copies
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[2003]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Harry Chapin Classics]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Compilation
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Warner Special Products]]
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|CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|3 CD collection
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[2006]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Heads and Tales and Sniper and Other Love Songs]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Rerelease
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]]
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|CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|With 6 bonus tracks
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[2006]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Introducing Harry Chapin]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Compilation
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Rhino]]
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|CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|UK release
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[2008]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Cats in the Cradle and Other Hits]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Compilation
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[WEA]]/[[Rhino]]
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|CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|
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|}
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===Singles===
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Harry Chapin was best known for his ''Cat's in Cradle'', and his story songs, His career also included directing/writing documentaries and industrial films, scoring  soundtracks to movies and TV shows, composing, producing, and performing in his own musicals.
  
{| border=1px cellspacing=0 cellpadding="3"
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During his rather brief career he released 11 musical albums. Numerous anthologies and other previously unreleased material was made available posthumously.
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!valign="top"|Year
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!align="left" valign="top"|Songs
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!align="left" valign="top" |Label
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!align="left" valign="top" |Format(s)
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!align="left" valign="top" |Country
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!align="left" valign="top"|Additional information
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1972]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Taxi]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]] EK-45770
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|US
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|align="left" valign="top"|Promo white label
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1972]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Taxi]] / [[Empty]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]]
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|US
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|align="left" valign="top"|
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1972]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Taxi]] / [[Empty]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]] K 12044
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|UK
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|align="left" valign="top"|White Label
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1972]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Sunday Morning Sunshine]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]] EK-45811
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|US
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|align="left" valign="top"|
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1972]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Better Place to Be]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]] E-45327
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|US
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|align="left" valign="top"|Promo - white Label
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1972]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Better Place to Be]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]] E-45327
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|Canada
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|align="left" valign="top"|Promo - White Label
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1972]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Could You Put Your Light On, Please]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Sam 8
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|UK
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|align="left" valign="top"|Promo for UK concert. With songs from Mickey Newberry and Plainsong. Song shortened to fit on the record
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1974]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Cat's in the Cradle]] / [[Vacancy]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]] E-45203
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|US
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|align="left" valign="top"|Blue Green Caterpillar label
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1974]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[I Wanna Learn a Love Song]] / [[She Sings Songs Without Words]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]] E-45236
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|US
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|align="left" valign="top"|Blue Green Caterpillar label
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1974]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[I Wanna Learn a Love Song]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]] E-45236
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|US
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|align="left" valign="top"|Promo White label
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1974]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[W*O*L*D]] / [[Short Stories (song)| Short Stories]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]] E-45874
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|US
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|align="left" valign="top"|Blue Green Caterpillar label
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1975]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Tangled Up Puppet]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]] E-45258
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|US
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|align="left" valign="top"|Promo White Label
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1975]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[I Wanna Learn a Love Song]] / [[She Sings Songs Without Words]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]] ELK 12173
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|German
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[WEA]] orange/green watercolor with Harry pointing
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1975]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Dreams Go By]] / [[Stop Singing These Sad Songs]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]] 12191
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|France
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|align="left" valign="top"|Picture Sleeve
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1975]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[What Made America Famous]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]] EK-45893
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|US
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|align="left" valign="top"|Promo - White Label
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1975]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Dreams Go By]] / [[Stop Singing These Sad Songs]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]] E 45264
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|Canada
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|align="left" valign="top"|Blue Green Caterpillar label
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1976]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Corey's Coming]] / [[If My Mary Were Here]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]] E-45203
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|US
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|align="left" valign="top"|Promo - White Label
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1977]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Dance Band on the Titanic (song)]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]] E-45426
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|US
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|align="left" valign="top"|Promo - White Label
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1977]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[My Old Lady]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]] E-45455
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|US
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|align="left" valign="top"|Promo - White Label
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1978]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Flowers are Red]] / [[Jenny]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]] E-45524
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|Canada
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|align="left" valign="top"|Blue Green Caterpillar label
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1978]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[If You Want to Feel]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]] E-45497
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|US
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|align="left" valign="top"|Promo White Sleeve
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1980]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Remember When the Music (song)| Remember When the Music]] / [[Northwest 222]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Epic]] EPC A1168
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|US
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|align="left" valign="top"|Blue Epic Sleeve
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1980]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Remember When the Music (song)|Remember When the Music]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|WS8 5705
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|US
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|align="left" valign="top"|Promo white label
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1980]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Sequel]] / [[I Finally Found It, Sandy]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|WS8 5700
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|US
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Boardwalk]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1980]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Sequel]] / [[I Finally Found It, Sandy]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|FWS1
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|US
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|align="left" valign="top"|Sleeve with artwork of a Taxi
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1981]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Story of a Life]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|NB7 11-119
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1982]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[I Don't Want to Be President]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|ZS-45-Promo-1
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|Red Level
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1993]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Cat's in the Cradle]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[WEA]]
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|valign="top"|CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|Germany
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|align="left" valign="top"|live and studio versions
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1987]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Remember When the Music (song)|Remember When the Music]] / [[I Miss America]]
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|valign="top"|CD 3"
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1989]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Cat's in the Cradle]] / [[What Made America Famous]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|9 4-45067
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|valign="top"|cassette
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|align="left" valign="top"|undated
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Country Dreams]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Warner Chapell]]
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|valign="top"|CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|1970s
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Cat's in the Cradle]]
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7" EP
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|align="left" valign="top"|4 tracks including Angie Baby (Helen Reddy) on the cover, Laughter in Rain (Neil Sedaka), Hold On (Sister Jane Mead)
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Cat's in the Cradle]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Four Track Stereo FT-175
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7" EP
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|align="left" valign="top"|Thailand
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|align="left" valign="top"|4 tracks including Paul McCartney and Elvis Presley
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|align="left" valign="top"|unk
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Dirt Gets Under the Fingernails]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]] K12194
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|unk
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Taxi]] / [[W*O*L*D]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]] E-45066
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|US
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|align="left" valign="top"|Spun Gold
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|align="left" valign="top"|unk
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Cat's in the Cradle]] / [[What Made America Famous]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Elektra]] E-45067
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|valign="top"|Vinyl 7"
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|align="left" valign="top"|US
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|align="left" valign="top"|Spun Gold
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|}
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=== Covers ===
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Including [[The Chapin Family]] and cast recordings over 50 Harry Chapin written songs have been covered by other artists.
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=== Various artist anthologies ===
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[[Cat's in the Cradle]] has been included in over 50 anthologies. The following  songs have also been included in anthologies:
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* [[30,000 Pounds of Bananas]]
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* [[Better Place to Be]]
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* [[Circle]]
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* [[Dance Band on the Titanic (song)|Dance Band on the Titanic]]
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* [[Dancin' Boy]]
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* [[Last of the Protest Singers]]
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* [[Mr. Tanner]]
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* [[Remember When the Music (song)|Remember When the Music]]
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* [[Taxi]]
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* [[W*O*L*D]]
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=== Soundtracks ===
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!align="left" valign="top" |Label
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!align="left" valign="top" |Format(s)
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!align="left" valign="top"|Additional information
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|rowspan="2" align="left" valign="top"|[[Cat's in the Cradle]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1998]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Mr. Jealousy]]
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|valign="top"|CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[2007]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Shrek the 3rd]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|
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|valign="top"|CD
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|align="left" valign="top"|
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|}
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=== Musicals ===
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{| border=1px cellspacing=0 cellpadding="3"
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!valign="top"|Year
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!align="left" valign="top" |Title
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!align="left" valign="top" |Role
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!align="left" valign="top"|Additional information
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1975]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[The Night That Made America Famous]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Composer, performer
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|align="left" valign="top"|
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1976]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[The Zinger]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1981]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Cotton Patch Gospel (musical)|Cotton Patch Gospel]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|1984
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Lies and Legends (musical)| Lies and Legends]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Composer
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|align="left" valign="top"|
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|}
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=== Radio Recordings ===
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These releases were planned for radio broadcasts and were generally distributed to radio stations (before the advent of the Internet).
+
 
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{| border=1px cellspacing=0 cellpadding="3"
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!valign="top"|Year
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!align="left" valign="top"|Album
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!align="left" valign="top"|Category
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!align="left" valign="top" |Format(s)
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!align="left" valign="top"|Additional information
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1990]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Merry Christmas from Merv Griffin]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Radio show
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|valign="top"|LP
+
|align="left" valign="top"|from the Merv Griffin Show
+
|}
+
 
+
=== Music Books ===
+
 
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{| border=1px cellspacing=0 cellpadding="3"
+
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!valign="top"|Year
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!align="left" valign="top" |Book
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!align="left" valign="top" |Publisher
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!align="left" valign="top"|Additional information
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1972]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Heads and Tales]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Story Songs, Ltd./Warner Bros.
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|align="left" valign="top"|104 pp.
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1974]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Verities and Balderdash]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Warner Bros.
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|align="left" valign="top"|80 pp.
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1975]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Portrait Gallery]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Warner Bros.
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|align="left" valign="top"|72 pp.
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1976]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Greatest Stories Live]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Warner Bros.
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|align="left" valign="top"|88 pp.
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1978]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Living Room Suite]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Warner Bros.
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|align="left" valign="top"|63 pp.
+
|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1978]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[The Music of Harry Chapin Made Easy for Guitar]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Warner Bros.
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|align="left" valign="top"|48 pp.
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|-
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1987]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[Harry Chapin: A Legacy in Song]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Cherry Lane Music/Hal Leonard
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|align="left" valign="top"|180 pp.
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1988]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[The Authentic Guitar Style of Harry Chapin]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Cherry Lane Music
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|align="left" valign="top"|55 pp.
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|align="left" valign="top"|[[1989]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Harry Chapin Tribute]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|Cherry Lane Music/Hal Leonard
+
|align="left" valign="top"|104 pp.
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|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[2000]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Harry Chapin Guitar Anthology Series]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Warner Bros.
+
|align="left" valign="top"|66 pp.
+
|}
+
 
+
=== Sheet Music ===
+
 
+
{| border=1px cellspacing=0 cellpadding="3"
+
+
!valign="top"|Year
+
!align="left" valign="top" |Song
+
!align="left" valign="top" |Publisher
+
!align="left" valign="top"|Additional information
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[1972]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Circle]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Hal Leonard Music
+
|align="left" valign="top"|For a full marching band. The cover features a majorette with baton.
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[1972]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Sunday Morning Sunshine]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Warner Brothers.
+
|align="left" valign="top"|8 pp. Orange with picture from [[Heads and Tales]] album.
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[1972]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Taxi]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Story Songs, Ltd./Cherry Lane Music
+
|align="left" valign="top"|14 pp.
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|1973
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[I Wanna Learn a Love Song]]
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|align="left" valign="top"|
+
|align="left" valign="top"|6 pp. Red Cover
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[1974]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Cat's in the Cradle]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Warner Brothers
+
|align="left" valign="top"|8 pp. Reddish brown cover.
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[1974]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[W*O*L*D]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Story Songs
+
|align="left" valign="top"|8 pp. Blue Cover. Early picture of Harry with the under the chin beard. 
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[1975]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Circles]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Warner Brothers
+
|align="left" valign="top"|For [[Mary Travers]] cover of [[Circle]] (note the song is known as Circles)
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[1975]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Tangled Up Puppet]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Blue cover
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|unk
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Cat's in the Cradle]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Ugly Kid Joe]] version
+
|}
+
 
+
=== Sheet Music - Compilations ===
+
 
+
{| border=1px cellspacing=0 cellpadding="3"
+
+
!valign="top"|Year
+
!align="left" valign="top" |Song
+
!align="left" valign="top" |Title
+
!align="left" valign="top" |Publisher
+
!align="left" valign="top"|Additional information
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[1998]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[W*O*L*D]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|The Folk-Rock Guitar Collection
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Hal Leonard. 
+
|align="left" valign="top"|111 pp. ISBN:0793581257. 
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[2007]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Cat's in the Cradle]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Shrek the Third
+
|align="left" valign="top"|
+
|align="left" valign="top"|84 pp. ISBN: 160378005X
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|unk
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Circle]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|The Bottom Line Presents
+
|align="left" valign="top"|
+
|align="left" valign="top"|
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|unk
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Cat's in the Cradle]] / [[Taxi]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Unplugged Guitar Book Xtreme
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Warner Brothers
+
|align="left" valign="top"|360 pp.
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|unk
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Cat's in the Cradle]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Billboards Number One Hits of the Seventies Song Book
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Creative Concepts Publishing
+
|align="left" valign="top"|65 songs and 46 artist commentaries
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|unk
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Cat's in the Cradle]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Now and Forever
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Creative Concepts Publishing
+
|align="left" valign="top"|
+
|}
+
 
+
=== TV and movie credits ===
+
 
+
{| border=1px cellspacing=0 cellpadding="3"
+
+
!valign="top"|Year
+
!align="left" valign="top" |Title
+
!align="left" valign="top" |Credit/Role
+
!align="left" valign="top" |Label
+
!align="left" valign="top" |Format(s)
+
!align="left" valign="top"|Additional information
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[1968]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Legendary Champions]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Writer and director
+
|align="left" valign="top"|CBS/HBO Video
+
|valign="top"| VHS
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Two separate releases with slight different lengths, credited as Harry F. Chapin
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[1971]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Blue Water, White Death]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Composer (uncredited)
+
|align="left" valign="top"|
+
|valign="top"| DVD
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Harry's brother [[Tom Chapin|Tom]] sings an early version of [[Someone Keeps Calling My Name]]
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[1973]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[She Lives!]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Composer
+
|align="left" valign="top"|
+
|valign="top"|
+
|align="left" valign="top"|TV movie not released on video
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|circa1980s
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Cotton Patch Gospel (video)| Cotton Patch Gospel]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Composer, Lyrics
+
|align="left" valign="top"|
+
|valign="top"| VHS, DVD
+
|align="left" valign="top"|
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[1987]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[The Final Concert]]/[[You Are the Only Song (video)|You Are the Only Song]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Musician
+
|align="left" valign="top"|1980 concert
+
|valign="top"| VHS, DVD, Laserdisc
+
|align="left" valign="top"|
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[1987]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Mother and Daughter: The Loving War]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Composer, Actor
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Charter Communications
+
|valign="top"| VHS
+
|align="left" valign="top"|
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[1995]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Book of Chapin]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Musician
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Rhino
+
|valign="top"| VHS, DVD
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Also released on DVD later under a different name.
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[2002]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Rockpalast Live - 25th Anniversary]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Musician
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Pioneer
+
|valign="top"| DVD
+
|align="left" valign="top"|From April 12, [[1977]] concert in Germany
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[2005]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Remember When: The Anthology]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Archival Footage
+
|align="left" valign="top"|MPI Media
+
|valign="top"| DVD
+
|align="left" valign="top"|From PBS show
+
 
+
|}
+
 
+
=== Video Compilations ===
+
 
+
{| border=1px cellspacing=0 cellpadding="3"
+
+
!align="left" valign="top"|Song(s)
+
!valign="top"|Year
+
!align="left" valign="top" |Title
+
!align="left" valign="top" |Label
+
!align="left" valign="top" |Format(s)
+
!align="left" valign="top"|Additional information
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|unknown
+
|align="left" valign="top"|unk
+
|align="left" valign="top"|The Midnight Special
+
|align="left" valign="top"|
+
|valign="top"| DVD
+
|align="left" valign="top"|From 1973 performance
+
|-
+
|}
+
 
+
===Books===
+
 
+
{| border=1px cellspacing=0 cellpadding="3"
+
+
!valign="top"|Year
+
!align="left" valign="top" |Title
+
!align="left" valign="top" |Credit/Role
+
!align="left" valign="top" |Label
+
!align="left" valign="top" |Format(s)
+
!align="left" valign="top"|Additional information
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[1975]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Looking...Seeing]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Author
+
|align="left" valign="top"|
+
|valign="top"| PB
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Book of Poetry and Song Lyrics
+
|-
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[1987]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|[[Taxi (book)|Taxi]]
+
|align="left" valign="top"|Biography of
+
|align="left" valign="top"|
+
|valign="top"|Trade PB
+
|align="left" valign="top"|The family withdrew support for this project after Harry's death
+
|}
+
  
 
== Tribute Artists==
 
== Tribute Artists==
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* [[The Chapin Family]]
 
* [[The Chapin Family]]
* [http://www.satinwood.net Satinwood]
+
* [[Satinwood]]
* [http://www.rememberingharrychapin.com John McMenamin]
+
* [[John McMenamin]]
 
* [http://www.scottsivakoff.com Scott Sivakoff]
 
* [http://www.scottsivakoff.com Scott Sivakoff]
 
* [[Jason Colannino]]
 
* [[Jason Colannino]]
 
* [[Bill Pere]] and the LUNCH Ensemble
 
* [[Bill Pere]] and the LUNCH Ensemble
 +
* [[Spoonwalk]]
  
 
== Tribute Songs==
 
== Tribute Songs==
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* "[[Keep the Change]]" (1992) - [[Kevin Mulvenna]] on [[Red, White, and Blues]]
 
* "[[Keep the Change]]" (1992) - [[Kevin Mulvenna]] on [[Red, White, and Blues]]
 
* "[[Storyman 2006]]" (2006) - Harry Nydick, is a revised version of The Man Who Sings Stories (Storyman) in collaboration with Scott Sivakoff.
 
* "[[Storyman 2006]]" (2006) - Harry Nydick, is a revised version of The Man Who Sings Stories (Storyman) in collaboration with Scott Sivakoff.
 +
* "[[The Storyteller]] - by Ian Francis<ref>[http://ianfrancis.com.au/harry-chapin-tribute Ian Fancis personal web site]</ref>
  
 
== Philanthropic Organizations ==
 
== Philanthropic Organizations ==
 
Harry either founded these organizations or there is direct link to the charity and Harry.
 
Harry either founded these organizations or there is direct link to the charity and Harry.
  
* [http://whyhunger.org World Hunger Year] - This charity was founded by Harry and [[Bill Ayres]]
+
* [[World Hunger Year]] - founded by Harry and [[Bill Ayres]] in [[1975]]
* [http://www.harrychapinfoundation.org Harry Chapin Foundation] - Founded in Harry's memory
+
* [[Harry Chapin Foundation]] - founded after his death in his memory.
* Long Island Cares
+
* [[Long Island Cares]] - Long Island-based food pantry and hunger advocacy group.
  
== Other Harry Chapin Websites ==
+
== Other notable Harry Chapin websites ==
  
 
* [http://www.harrychapinmusic.com Harry Chapin Music] - The official family site
 
* [http://www.harrychapinmusic.com Harry Chapin Music] - The official family site
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* [http://www.halashby.co.uk/chapin/ Short Stories - A Harry Chapin] - by Andy Langran
 
* [http://www.halashby.co.uk/chapin/ Short Stories - A Harry Chapin] - by Andy Langran
 
* [http://www.myspace.com/__tere Harry Chapin Obsessed] at [http://www.myspace.com myspace.com]
 
* [http://www.myspace.com/__tere Harry Chapin Obsessed] at [http://www.myspace.com myspace.com]
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 +
== References ==
 +
<references/>
  
 
[[Category: Related to Harry Chapin]]
 
[[Category: Related to Harry Chapin]]
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* [http://harrychapinmusic.com Harry Chapin official website]
 
* [http://harrychapinmusic.com Harry Chapin official website]
 
* [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/harrychapin/biography Rolling Stone biography]
 
* [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/harrychapin/biography Rolling Stone biography]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Chapin Harry Chapin on Wikipedia]

Latest revision as of 13:14, 8 January 2012

Harry Forster Chapin (December 7, 1942July 16, 1981) was a American folk singer, playwright, known for his story songs. Later in his life he focused his energy on the philanthropic efforts with a special focus on world hunger with creation of World Hunger Year. He also performed benefit concerts for hundreds of other organizations during his career. Toward the end of his career, half his concerts were benefits.

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[edit] Family

Harry was the second oldest of four brothers: Jim, Tom, and Steve of jazz drummer James Forbes Chapin and Elspeth (Burke) Chapin. . Harry also had other stepbrothers and stepsisters. Harry married Sandy Gaston on November 28, 1968. Harry and Sandy had two children: Josh and Jen. Harry's stepchildren from Sandy's first marriage were Jaime, Jonothon, and Jason.

[edit] Death

Harry passed away on July 16, 1981 at the age of 38. He died in an automobile accident with a semi-truck on the Long Island Expressway (LIE) in Long Island, New York. The official cause of death was listed as heart attack. He is buried in the Huntington Rural Cemetery in Huntington, Long Island, New York. Harry was on the way to a business meeting when he was killed. Later that day he was scheduled for a benefit concert on at Eisenhower Park on Long Island, New York.

[edit] Extended Chapin Family

Many members of the extended Chapin Family lead or have lead public lives in the arts.

[edit] Band

  • Tom Chapin (occasional performances) - guitar, background vocals

[edit] Discography

Main Article: Harry Chapin discography

Harry Chapin was best known for his Cat's in Cradle, and his story songs, His career also included directing/writing documentaries and industrial films, scoring soundtracks to movies and TV shows, composing, producing, and performing in his own musicals.

During his rather brief career he released 11 musical albums. Numerous anthologies and other previously unreleased material was made available posthumously.

[edit] Tribute Artists

Various artists perform Harry Chapin tribute concerts that feature the songs of Harry Chapin. In the spirit of Chapin's activism, these concerts are often benefits for a hunger-related charity. These artists include:

[edit] Tribute Songs

Numerous songs have been written about Harry Chapin. They include:

[edit] Philanthropic Organizations

Harry either founded these organizations or there is direct link to the charity and Harry.

[edit] Other notable Harry Chapin websites

[edit] References

  1. Ian Fancis personal web site

[edit] External links

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