Post details: The Cat's In The Cradle - Harry Chapin

05/20/07

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The Cat's In The Cradle - Harry Chapin

Harry Chapin was one of America's best loved folk singers. His songs told tales of the common man, life's cruel ironies, lost opportunities, and hypocrisies. He had only two mainstream hits, "Taxi" and "Cat's In The Cradle," which you can see him perform in the video clip below.

Although Harry did not see much commercial success he was never in it for the money anyway. When you see current music stars out raising money or speaking on behalf of charities...it was Harry Chapin who pioneered that.

Harry was a charitable performer, and more than half of his shows were benefit concerts. His main cause was to end world hunger.

Harry died on July 17th, 1981 as the result of a car accident at the very early age of 38. The open-air theatre in East Meadow, New York where he was to have performed on the day that he died has since been renamed the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre.

And his legacy lives on ... since his death the Harry Chapin Foundation has raised millions of dollars in support of anti-hunger groups.

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