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Harry Chapin


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  • 1972
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 1981
  • 1952

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“Taxi” is a song written and performed by Harry Chapin from his 1972 album Heads and Tales. Chapin debuted the song on NBC’s The Tonight Show in 1972 which was followed by many calls and telegrams sent from viewers to NBC demanding that Chapin return to the show. It was the first time in the show’s history that host Johnny Carson brought a performer back the very next night for an encore performance. Taxi thus front-lined his defining work. The single helped establish Chapin’s musical style and fame, and as a result many Chapin items feature taxi-related imagery. Legendary WMEX-Boston Radio Personality Jim Connors is credited with a Gold record for discovering Chapin and pushing his single “Taxi” to #24 on the Billboard charts, where it would last 16 weeks on the Hot 100,... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ And I was gonna learn to fly ... You see, she was gonna be an actress ... Oh, I've got something inside me

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