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Old 01-24-09, 09:58 PM   #1
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Harry Chapin

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You GOTTA love Harry Chapin. One of the best "story teller" singer/songwriters of all-time. I'm listening to Sniper now as I don't know that song.

I don't remember to be honest, but my mother told me I cried when Harry Chapin died. I was only 10...don't even remember knowing who he was at the time, but I guess I did and forgot.
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In case folks don't know...

From Wiki

"In the mid-1970s, Chapin focused on his social activism, including raising money to combat hunger in the United States. His daughter Jen said: "He saw hunger and poverty as an insult to America"[4]. He co-founded the organization World Hunger Year with legendary radio DJ Bill Ayres, before returning to music with On the Road to Kingdom Come. He also released a book of poetry, Looking...Seeing, in 1977. Many of Chapin's concerts were benefit performances (for example, a concert[5] to help save the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, New York), and sales of his concert merchandise were used to support World Hunger Year.

Chapin's social causes at times caused friction among his band members and manager Fred Kewley. Chapin donated an estimated third of his paid concerts to charitable causes, often performing alone with his guitar to reduce costs.

One report quotes his widow saying soon after his death - "only with slight exaggeration" - that "Harry was supporting 17 relatives, 14 associations, seven foundations and 82 charities. Harry wasn't interested in saving money. He always said, 'Money is for people,' so he gave it away." Despite his success as a musician, he left little money and it was difficult to maintain the causes for which he raised more than $3 million in the last six years of his life"


The world lost a really decent human being in 1981.

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Besides Cats in the Cradle, I'm partial to 30,000 pounds of bananas.

I really regret not getting to see a live performance before he died.
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Harry put on a fantastic show. I got to see him several times, and managed to meet him when he did a one man show at Purdue in 75. I even got to play a bit with him after the show in a little impromptu jam session that got thrown together. Great guy, modest and really nice.
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Couldn't sleep, so I goy=t out the guitar and the videocamera...

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