Harry Chapin

1942 - 1981

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Harold Forster Chapin (December 7, 1942 – July 16, 1981) was an American singer-songwriter and philanthropist best known for his folk rock and pop rock songs. He achieved worldwide success in the 1970s and became one of the most popular artists and highest-paid performers. Chapin is also one of the best charting musical artists in the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry Chapin has received more than 2,153,456 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Harry Chapin is the 1,899th most popular singer, the 10,476th most popular biography from United States and the 561st most popular American Singer.

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  • 2.2M

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  • 53.07

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  • 16

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  • 1.26

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.71

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Harry Chapin ranks 1,899 out of 3,541Before him are Tamta, Dennis Brown, Reg Presley, Wei Wei, Hindi Zahra, and Aimee Mann. After him are Barbara Hannigan, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Joss Stone, Oumou Sangaré, Marta Sánchez, and Mina.

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Among people born in 1942, Harry Chapin ranks 522Before him are Ann Packer, Connie Hawkins, Dick Butkus, Jejomar Binay, Judy Sheindlin, and Walter Rodney. After him are Walter Lini, Ama Ata Aidoo, Joe Boyd, Amarinder Singh, Geoffrey Palmer, and Joy Behar. Among people deceased in 1981, Harry Chapin ranks 217Before him are Roy Brown, Ivan Udodov, Robert Russell Bennett, David Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter, Carl Knowles, and Mauri Rose. After him are Lowell Thomas, Douglas Lowe, Margaret Lindsay, Doug Livingstone, Bosley Crowther, and Madge Evans.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harry Chapin ranks 10,476 out of 15,968Before him are Lake Bell (1979), Lezley Zen (1974), Alana Evans (1976), Macy Gray (1967), Andy Hertzfeld (1953), and Daws Butler (1916). After him are John Eaton (1790), Eliot Spitzer (1959), Ramblin' Jack Elliott (1931), Marc Connelly (1890), Gene Hoglan (1967), and Greg Valentine (1951).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Harry Chapin ranks 561Before him are Juice Newton (1952), Ben Moody (1981), Beth Ditto (1981), Andrew Wood (1966), Gucci Mane (1980), and Aimee Mann (1960). After him are Ramblin' Jack Elliott (1931), Mina (1997), Joyce DiDonato (1969), Ray Price (1926), Meg White (1974), and Nichkhun (1988).