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Tim Hardin (born Timothy James Hardin in Eugene, Oregon, USA on 23 December 1941 – 29 December 1980) was an American folk musician and composer. He is best remembered for writing the top 40 hits "If I Were a Carpenter" covered by Bobby Darin and "Reason to Believe" covered by Rod Stewart, as well as his own uneven recording career.

Hardin dropped out of high school at age 18 to join the Marine Corps. After his…

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  • Regrettably, I just got into Hardin. 127K+ listeners on last.fm is a lot of people, don't get me wrong, but seems tragic for a singer-songwriter of this caliber.
  • Ah, he died the same age as Jason Molina. Great musician. Thanks to Okkervil River, Scott Walker, and even Sopranos for swaying me in Hardin's direction.
  • Jeez, I heard Karen Dalton for so long, now I know she sang practically just his songs.
  • I cant belive so few people heard this guy, he is just the perfekt singer/songwriter
  • Hm, indeed :(
  • "Bob Dylan once called him “the greatest songwriter alive” and Joe Strummer regarded him as a “lost genius of music”. Yet when Tim Hardin died in 1980, aged just 39, the world barely raised an eyebrow".
  • Smoke Fairies cover Hardin! https://soundcloud.com/fulltimehobby/sets/smoke-fairies-if-i-were-a
  • I shouldn't but I did chuckle at tom hardon
  • Join Tim Hardin community - http://www.last.fm/group/Tim+Hardin
  • an extraordinary songwriter.

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