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Tom Chapin


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The younger brother of the late Harry Chapin, singer/songwriter Tom Chapin carried on his sibling’s legacy admirably, becoming a popular children’s entertainer. The son of jazz drummer Jim Chapin, he was born in New York City in 1945; he and his brothers performed music together regularly during their adolescence, later earning acclaim on the Greenwich Village club circuit. The Chapin Brothers band dissolved during in 1964, when Tom left the country; upon returning a decade later, he issued the 1976 solo LP Life Is Like That. In 1979, he released Mother Earth, the first of his many children’s recordings; in the years to follow, Chapin moved back and forth between music for adults and kids, and for five years also hosted the children’s TV series Make a Wish. Among his many albums are In the City of Mercy (1982), Family Tree (1988), Moonboat (1989), This Pretty Planet (1992), Billy the Squid (1992), Zag Zig (1994) and Common Ground (2001).


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  • headey


    2 Dec 2013 Reply
  • AnarchyKM

    his best song is MOMENTS!!!! I am not sure if I ever heard anything better than that!

    28 May 2013 Reply
  • littlestnerd

    Id really appreciate it if someone shot me some mp3s. I'd like to get my hands on Moonboat... It's been 10 years or more and I couldn't even begin to find my cd. :o I've moved like 24 times since then

    28 Jun 2010 Reply
  • MaxPizza

    This guy is my favorite. Ever since I was three. His songs drift into my mind every now and then.

    15 Jun 2010 Reply