Michael Chapman (singer)

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Michael Chapman (24 January 1941 – 10 September 2021)[1][2] was a British singer-songwriter and virtuosic guitar player. Chapman originally began playing guitar with jazz bands, mainly in his home town of Leeds in the West Riding of Yorkshire. He became well known in the folk clubs of the late 1960s, as well as on the 'progressive' music scene, and released over 50 albums.

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Michael Chapman
Background information
Born(1941-01-24)24 January 1941
Hunslet, Leeds, England
Died10 September 2021(2021-09-10) (aged 80)
GenresFolk, Folk rock, jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar, bass, banjo, piano, percussion
Years active1966–2021
LabelsMooncrest, Secret, Harvest, Deram, Criminal, Black Crow, Strange Fruit, Mooncrest, Demon, Rural Retreat, Secret, Market Square, Blast First Petite, Tompkins Square

In 2016, Chapman celebrated fifty years as a professional musician. Towards the end of his life he still played professionally and regularly toured in the UK, Europe and US.

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