Kenneth Joseph Rankin (February 10, 1940 – June 7, 2009) was an American singer and songwriter from the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. He worked in the folk rock and singer-songwriter genres; he was influenced by jazz. His voice was distinct; Rankin would often sing notes in a high range to express emotion in his songs.
Rankin was raised in New York and introduced to music by his mother, who sang at home and for friends. Early in... meer