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very much for the newsletter.
find it amazing that despite the death of Harry, his memory continues
strong in so many people. I did have the pleasure of meeting Harry
after a concert in Massey Hall in Toronto in the late 1970's and
then again at Hamilton Place in the 1980's. In fact, I was at the
taping in which he recorded so many of his greatest stories. Many
of my friends who know the music are extremely jealous that I was
able to see him a number of times over a five year period.
Hamilton Place video brings back many memories. I can turn it on
and be transported back over 20 years. My daughters, ages 20, 17
and 14, enjoy Harry's music as much as I do and we all enjoy playing
this video when ever someone new comes over.
take great pains to point myself out to my guests; I was six rows
up and dead center at the concert. Of course, I had a lot more hair
music continues to be an inspiration to me even after all these
years. His music is as fresh now as it was when I first started
listening to it. Truly, Don McLean's song "American Pie"
brings memories of Harry Chapin to me, as when he died, it was the
day that music died.
Note: Harry's concert video "You Are the Only Song," recorded
live at Hamilton Place, Ontario, and previously released as "The
Final Concert," is available in VHS format through the family's
website at www.harrychapinmusic.com