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This site is dedicated to the memory of Harry Chapin. There are approximately 653 pages in this wiki.

On this day

Coming soon

  • April 2, - Satinwood with special guests John Wallace and Howie Fields perform a Harry Chapin Tribute concert at the Aril Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, MA.
  • April 3 - Satinwood with special guests John Wallace and Howie Fields perform a Harry Chapin Tribute concert at the Suffield Middle School Auditorium in a fundraiser for Suffield Emergency Aid Association.
  • May 7 - Steve Chapin Band performs a "A Night of Chapin Music" in Schaumburg, Illinois at the Prairie Center for the Arts. [1]. Tickets are available at Prairie Center for the Arts ticket office.

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


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Steve Chapin Band official web site Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "SCB" defined multiple times with different content
  2. The Recording Academy (December 7, 2010). "The Recording Academy Announces 2011 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees". Press release. Retrieved 2010-12-07 . 
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Chapin Family official web site
  4. Ovens Park web site
  5. press release
  6. Satinwood MySpace page
  7. Lunch Ensemble web site
  8. Harry Chapin official web site
  9. National Association of Recording Merchandisers (March 17, 2009). "Melissa Etheridge To Be Honored With NARM’s Humanitarian Award". Press release. Retrieved 2010-04-02 .