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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

Nothing yet has been noted for this day.

Coming soon

  • April 30 - Bill Pere and the L.U.N.C.H. Ensemble perform a Harry Chapin Tribute Concert at the East Hartford Community Cultural Center in Hartford, Connecticut.[8]
  • August 5-7 - Harry's Cotton Patch Gospel is performed at the Roane State Community College Theatre in Harriman, TN.[9]

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. "Cotton Patch Gospel ~ a musical play" Trinity Presbyterian Church. Retrieved 2011-3-13  
  2. "Our 2010-11 Season" Alexandria Area Arts Association. Retrieved 2011-3-13  
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Satinwood Artist Page" Myspace. Retrieved 2011-3-13  
  4. "Calendar" L.U.N.C.H Ensemble. Retrieved 2011-3-13  
  5. "The Chapin Family in "Harry Chapin: A Celebration in Song"" The Community Theatre at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts. Retrieved 2011-3-13  
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Upcoming shows" Steve Chapin Official Web Site. Retrieved 2011-3-13  
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Upcoming Appearances" Chapin Family Official Web Site. Retrieved 2011-3-13  
  8. "Calendar" L.U.N.C.H Ensemble. Retrieved 2011-3-13  
  9. "Roane State Presents (Theatre)" Roane State Community College. Retrieved 2011-3-19  
  10. The Recording Academy (December 7, 2010). "The Recording Academy Announces 2011 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees". Press release. Retrieved 2010-12-07 . 
  11. "Tribute to Harry Chapin". Chicago Tribune. 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2010-03-13 .