Tim Hardin

American singer-songwriter (1941–1980) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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James Timothy Hardin (December 23, 1941 – December 29, 1980)[1][2] 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.[3]

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Tim Hardin
Tim Hardin in 1969
Tim Hardin in 1969
Background information
Birth nameJames Timothy Hardin
Born(1941-12-23)December 23, 1941
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.
DiedDecember 29, 1980(1980-12-29) (aged 39)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active1964–1980
LabelsVerve, Columbia

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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