Tim Hardin

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": folk singer-songwriter 60s blues acoustic Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

J. Timothy Hardin, 23 December 1941, Eugene, Oregon, USA, d. 29 December 1980, Hollywood, California, USA. After spending an itinerant childhood moving around the country with his musician parents, Hardin enlisted in the US Marines and served a tour of duty in Vietnam. Following his discharge he arrived in New York in 1962 with a full-blown heroin habit as a lasting legacy of his service. He initially studied acting, but dropped out of classes to develop his singing and songwriting. By 1964 he was appearing regularly in New York’s Greenwich Village cafés, where he began forging his unique blend of poetic folk/blues. Hardin’s first recordings were made in 1964 although the results of this traditional-based session were shelved for several years and were only issued, on 1967’s This Is Tim Hardin, in the wake of the singer’s initial success.

Hardin’s 1966 debut for Verve Forecast, Tim Hardin 1, was a deeply...

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