Harry Chapin

1942 - 1981

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Harold Forster Chapin (December 7, 1942 – July 16, 1981) was an American singer-songwriter, philanthropist, and hunger activist best known for his folk rock and pop rock songs. He achieved worldwide success in the 1970s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry Chapin has received more than 2,947,608 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Harry Chapin is the 1,852nd most popular singer (up from 1,893rd in 2019), the 10,047th most popular biography from United States (up from 10,454th in 2019) and the 512th most popular Singer.

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  • 2.9M

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  • 41.27

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.39

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.99

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Harry Chapin ranks 1,852 out of 3,528Before him are Marta Jandová, Roberta Peters, Ewan MacColl, Kim Junsu, Roy Acuff, and Jon Nödtveidt. After him are Cho Kyu-hyun, Paweł Kukiz, Macklemore, B-Real, Seo Kang-joon, and DJ Ötzi.

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Among people born in 1942, Harry Chapin ranks 571Before him are Eugène Camara, Lyle Campbell, Sila María Calderón, Munyoro Nyamau, Bobbie Gentry, and Rubén Marcos. After him are Honorino Landa, Susan Hill, Walter Rodney, Frankie Lymon, Donald E. Williams, and Mario Savio. Among people deceased in 1981, Harry Chapin ranks 242Before him are Dragutin Najdanović, Vittorio Tamagnini, Nikolay Smaga, Giuseppe Tosi, Fidel LaBarba, and Alberto Héber Usher. After him are Irving Jaffee, Margaret Lindsay, Douglas Lowe, Roy Brown, Robert Russell Bennett, and George Walsh.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harry Chapin ranks 10,047 out of 18,182Before him are Anne Smith (1959), Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw (1959), Leah Remini (1970), Maxi Mounds (1964), Joseph Mascolo (1929), and Sterling Price (1809). After him are Fred Ebb (1928), Rebecca Schaeffer (1967), Dennis Chambers (1959), Matthew McGrory (1973), William H. Webster (1924), and Barbara Mikulski (1936).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Harry Chapin ranks 512Before him are Jimmy Witherspoon (1920), Lucinda Williams (1953), Bobbie Gentry (1942), Big Pun (1971), Roberta Peters (1930), and Roy Acuff (1903). After him are Macklemore (1983), B-Real (1970), Malvina Reynolds (1900), Kate Smith (1907), June Anderson (1952), and Mina (1997).