Posts Tagged ‘Tim Hardin’

Happy Birthday, Tim Hardin

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Today marks the 69th anniversary of the birth of the sublime singer-songwriter Tim Hardin, who died tragically of a drug overdose in 1980.

Hardin wrote such timeless nuggets as “Reason to Believe,” “The Lady Came From Baltimore,” “Misty Roses” and “How Can We Hang On to a Dream,” but, of course, he’s best known for penning the classic “If I Were a Carpenter” – covered by everyone from Bobby Darin to Johnny Cash.

Here’s Hardin’s own version of the song as he performed it at the 1969 Woodstock Festival:

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Tim Hardin: How Can We Hang on to a Dream…

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Today marks the 68th anniversary of the birth of the sublime singer-songwriter, Tim Hardin, who died tragically of a drug overdose in 1980. Best known for penning the classic “If I Were a Carpenter” – covered by everyone from Bobby Darin to Johnny Cash – Hardin also wrote such timeless nuggets as “Reason to Believe,” “The Lady Came From Baltimore” and “Misty Roses.”

Here’s another gem from his pen, “How Can We Hang on to a Dream,” as elegant and concise a slice of chamber pop as you’ll ever hear:

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