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The Harry Chapin Tribute Concert was performed on December 7, [[1987]] concert at Carnegie Hall in honor of Harry being awarded the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor.  This concert was also videotaped and appeared occasionally on PBS during fund raising events in the 1990'sThe video of the concert was never released commercially. Gary Trudeau also produced a poster for this benefit concert.
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The '''''Harry Chapin Tribute Concert''''' was held on what would have been [[Harry]]'s 45th birthday on [[December 7]], [[1987]] at Carnegie Hall in honor of [[Harry]] being awarded the [[U.S. Congressional Gold Medal]].  This concert was filmed for later broadcast as a [[A Tribute to Harry Chapin (TV program) | A Tribute to Harry Chapin]] on local PBS stations in [[1991]]A [[Harry Chapin Tribute (album)|Harry Chapin Tribute]] album was released in [[1990]] featuring many of the performances from the concert. Cartoonist [[Gary Trudeau]] also produced a promotional poster for this benefit concert.
A CD was released in [[1990]] featuring many, but not all, of the performances.
 
  
Pat Benatar's version of "Shooting Star" was included on her [[1999]] CD release, Synchronistic Wanderings.  
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== Reviews==
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* [http://www.nytimes.com/1987/12/02/arts/the-pop-life-379787.html?pagewanted=1 New York Times] - December 2, 1987 - The Pop Life
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* [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1310&dat=19871211&id=w3w1AAAAIBAJ&sjid=e-EDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4901,2815754 Newsday] - December 11, 1987 - "In true Chapin fashion, the concert went longer than an Oscar telecast."
  
==Track Listing (CD)==
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[[Category: Harry Chapin tribute performances]]
 
 
# "[[Circle]]" ([[Oscar Brand]], [[Stephen Chapin]], [[Tom Chapin]], [[Pete Seeger]])
 
# "[[Sandy]]" ([[Graham Nash]])
 
# "[[Cat's in the Cradle]]" ([[Judy Collins]])
 
# "[[W*O*L*D]]" ([[Richie Havens]] with Tom Chapin and Steve Chapin)
 
# "[[Six String Orchestra]]" ([[The Smothers Brothers]])
 
# "[[When I Look Up]]" ([[Delores Hall]])
 
# "[[Remember When the Music (album)|Remember When the Music]]" ([[Bruce Springsteen]])
 
# "[[Tangled Up Puppet]]" ([[Terry Klausner]])
 
# "[[One Light in a Dark Valley]]" ([[The Hooters]])
 
# "[[Shooting Star]]" ([[Pat Benatar]])
 
# "[[Last Stand]]" ([[John Wallace]])
 
# "[[Circle]] Reprise (Cast including [[Peter Paul and Mary]])
 
 
 
==Release history==
 
 
 
{| border=1px cellspacing=0 cellpadding="3"
 
! Country
 
! Date
 
! Label
 
! Format
 
! Catalog
 
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|United States
 
|[[1990]]
 
|[[Relativity Records]]
 
| CD
 
| 88561-1047-2
 
|}
 

Latest revision as of 21:48, 2 April 2010

The Harry Chapin Tribute Concert was held on what would have been Harry's 45th birthday on December 7, 1987 at Carnegie Hall in honor of Harry being awarded the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal. This concert was filmed for later broadcast as a A Tribute to Harry Chapin on local PBS stations in 1991. A Harry Chapin Tribute album was released in 1990 featuring many of the performances from the concert. Cartoonist Gary Trudeau also produced a promotional poster for this benefit concert.

Reviews

  • New York Times - December 2, 1987 - The Pop Life
  • Newsday - December 11, 1987 - "In true Chapin fashion, the concert went longer than an Oscar telecast."