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Generally the Singer/Songwriter draws much critical acclaim and praise, but in the case of Harry Chapin his popularity far outweighed the critical top ten lists. Chapin was the late season “Hawkeye from M*A*S*H” as his oversensitive and maudlin lyrics struck a chord with many fans and turned away others with his sappiness. However, the fans that Chapin did have were among the most devoted of the Singer/Songwriter genre and if that counts for something than the Hall could come calling.




The Bullet Points:

Eligible Since:



Country of Origin:

U.S.A. (New York City)


Nominated In:



NIHOF’s Favorite Album:

Verities & Balderdash (1974)


NIHOF’s Favorite Song:

W.O.L.D. (From Short Stories, 1974)

Should Harry Chapin be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 70.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 11.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.6%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 13%
Last modified on Thursday, 08 March 2018 21:45
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+2 #3 joe hamilton 2015-03-26 02:24
+3 #2 Phil McClung 2014-06-22 15:20
Best storyteller ever,,, He belongs in the Hall!!!!!!!!!!! !!!
+1 #1 Greg Legakis 2013-01-14 21:26
He reminded every lonely old man what he could have done better as a father to have avoided becoming a lonely old man.

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