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Chapin, Harry Forster (07 December 1942–16 July 1981), popular singer and writer of topical songs, was born in New York City, the son of James Forbes Chapin, a big-band percussionist, and Elspeth Burke. As a high school student, Chapin sang in the Brooklyn Heights Boys Choir and, later, played guitar, banjo, and trumpet in a band that included his father and brothers Stephen Chapin and Tom Chapin. He attended the U.S. Air Force Academy briefly and studied at Cornell University from 1960 to 1964. Chapin was best known for his popular ballads, films, and cultural and humanitarian work for the cause of eradicating world hunger. He married Sandra Campbell Gaston in 1968; they had five children....

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Elliot, Cass (19 February 1941–29 July 1974), singer, was born Ellen Naomi Cohen in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of a restaurateur of that city; neither the given name of her father nor the maiden name of Bess, her mother, has been determined. The nickname “Cass,” after the Trojan prophetess Cassandra, was created by her father; Cass herself took the name Elliot to honor a friend who had been killed in an automobile accident. Elliot was educated in the Baltimore public school system, graduating from Forest Park High School, where she developed an interest in acting and singing. For a time after graduation she was employed by the ...

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Zevon, Warren William (24 Jan. 1947 – 7 Sept. 2003), rock musician, singer, and songwriter, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of William Zevon (Zivotofsky), a Russian Jewish immigrant, and Beverly Simmons. When Warren was a child his parents moved to California, first to Fresno, where his mother’s family lived, and later to San Pedro, where his father owned a carpeting business. The Zevons had a rocky marriage, ultimately divorcing in ...