Currently alive, at 56 years of age.
1964 – Tracy Chapman born on the 30th of March in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her singles "Fast Car," "Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution," "Baby Can I Hold You," and "Give Me One Reason." She is a multi-platinum and multi-Grammy Award-winning artist.
1982 – She honed her songwriting skills in the school’s coffeehouse, starred on its basketball and soccer teams, and was heavily recruited by several top colleges as she approached her graduation.
1986 – Signed with SBK and Koppelman secured a management contract with Elliot Roberts, who had worked with Neil Young and Joni Mitchell.
1988 – Recorded her debut album with David Kershenbaum, and the resulting eponymous record was released in the spring.
– Won three Grammy awards, including Best New Artist.
1989 – It was an auspicious beginning to Chapman’s career, and it was perhaps inevitable that her second album, more political Crossroads, wasn’t as successful.
2004 – Her alma mater, Tufts University honored her with an honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, for her contributions as a socially conscious and artistically accomplished musician on May.