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James Timothy Hardin (December 23, 1941 – December 29, 1980) was an American folk and blues songwriter. As well as releasing his own material, several of his songs, including "If I Were a Carpenter" and "Reason to Believe", became hits for other artists.
|Birth name||James Timothy Hardin|
|Born||(1941-12-23)December 23, 1941|
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.
|Died||December 29, 1980(1980-12-29) (aged 39)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Instrument(s)||Vocals, guitar, piano|
Hardin grew up in Oregon and joined the Marine Corps. He started his music career in Greenwich Village which led to recording several albums in the mid- to late 1960s, and a performance at the Woodstock Festival. Hardin struggled with drug abuse throughout most of his adult life, and live performances were sometimes erratic. He was planning a comeback when he died in late 1980 from an accidental heroin overdose.
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