Happy Birthday To Chappaqua’s Ira Kaplan

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Ira Kaplan turns 56 on Wednesday.
Ira Kaplan turns 56 on Wednesday.

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Chappaqua’s Ira Kaplan!

Ira Kaplan, who owns a house in Chappaqua turns 56 on Wednesday.

Kaplan. a vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of the American indie rock band Yo La Tengo, was born January 1, 1957. He is married to Georgia Hubley, Yo La Tengo's vocalist, drummer, songwriter and co-founder.

A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Kaplan formed Yo La Tengo in the early 1980s. Previously, he worked as a music critic for such publications as the New York Rocker and Village Voice, as well as serving as a soundman, roadie and backup musician for Mofungo and other New York-area bands.

He sporadically hosts radio programs on WFMU as "Ira the K."

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