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Tim Hardin (1972)

Interview by James Johnson, Rock's Backpages audio, Spring 1972

The vibrato in his body, the band in his head and the drugs in his veins: the legendary singer-songwriter in revealing, if somewhat dazed conversation.

File format: mp3; file size: 29mb, interview length: 31' 37" sound quality: ****

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New singles from the Who, Cream, Tim Hardin, the Walker Brothers et al

Review by Penny Valentine, Disc and Music Echo, 10 December 1966

WHO AND THE HAPPY WORLD OF PETE TOWNSHEND 'Happy Jack' (Reaction) — Happy Who, happy us, happy world of Pete Townshend! ...

Cream, Tim Hardin et al Album Reviews

Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, 24 December 1966

Cream working to produce a great album ...

Pop Eye: Mover

Profile and Interview by Richard Goldstein, The Village Voice, 19 January 1967

"HOW MANY columns you get in Newsweek?" ...

Tim Hardin: Tim Hardin 2 (Verve/Forecast)

Review by Paul Nelson, Hullabaloo, November 1967

TIM HARDIN is one of the giants of contemporary pop music and his new record, Tim Hardin 2, is the kind of haunting and haunted ...

The Folk Poets: Hardin, Buckley, Ian & Collins

Profile by Jacoba Atlas, KRLA Beat, 23 March 1968

MUSIC HAS become a very personal thing. With the advance of the writer-singer, songs have become an expression of internal feelings mirrored for everyone. These ...

Tim Hardin Talking Of Life's Raw Deal...

Interview by Penny Valentine, Disc and Music Echo, 20 July 1968

THAT TIM HARDIN actually arrived in London last week to embark on his first concert tour is a history-making event in itself. ...

Tim Hardin

Profile and Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Hullabaloo, October 1968

He says that if he doesn't die, he'll be rich and famous. Probably, all things being equal. In most instances, the legend looms larger than ...

A conversation with Tim Hardin

Interview by Paul Nelson, Hullabaloo, January 1969

"You've got to come down to the Au Go Go and listen to me sing now. It's different!" A legend comes into his own — ...

Candid Conversation With... Tim Hardin

Interview by Paul Nelson, Hullabaloo, February 1969

PART TWO of the Tim Hardin interview. ...

Tim Hardin: "My way of singing is natural enough."

Interview by Paul Nelson, Circus, March 1969

PART THREE of the Tim Hardin interview. ...

Tim Hardin: Hobnobbin' With The Superstars

Report by Tom Nolan, Rolling Stone, 19 April 1969

LOS ANGELES – The Chateau Marmont is one of the nicest places and reasons to stay in Los Angles. It retains the charm of old ...

Tim Hardin on Songwriting

Interview by Paul Nelson, Circus, May 1969

ON THE eve of his first Columbia album, Suite for Susan Moore and Damion — We Are One, One, All in One, Tim Hardin talked ...


Report by Miller Francis Jr., The Great Speckled Bird, 1 September 1969

"Man, what done got into them ofays?" one asked. "It ain't nothing. They just trying to get back, that's all" "Get back?" said the ...

Contemporary Songwriters: Tim Hardin

Profile by Penny Valentine, Sounds, 27 February 1971

MANY SONGWRITERS could be said to expose a little of their soul during the course of their writing, but there can't be anyone in the ...

The Steve Miller Band, Tim Hardin: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Michael Watts, Melody Maker, 4 March 1972

Miller's grinding blues ...

Tim Hardin: Painted Heads

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 23 November 1972

TIM HARDIN GOT so close to the top of the heap that it's hard to imagine how he could've blown it. ...

Tim Hardin (1972) [transcript]

Audio transcript of interview by James Johnson, Rock's Backpages transcripts, Spring 1972

This is a transcript of James's audio interview with Tim. Listen to the audio of this interview. ...

The Legend of Tim Hardin

Interview by Colin Irwin, Melody Maker, 26 January 1974

A CHUNKY, muscular figure. Penetrating eyes. Wispy black hair ever so slightly receding. What the hell is a legend supposed to look like anyway? "The ...

Tim Hardin: Poet Of The Interior

Retrospective by Colin Escott, Goldmine, 24 June 1994

THERE'S BEEN a miniature Tim Hardin revival lately. Rod Stewart did 'Reason To Believe' on his Unplugged set, Robert Plant did 'If I Were A ...

Tim Hardin: Hang On To A Dream: The Verve Recordings

Review by John Morthland, No Depression, Summer 2006

THE PAIN was palpable in nearly every word Tim Hardin sang, and the pleasure didn't feel all that much better. ...

The Unforgiven: Tim Hardin

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, February 2012

AS CONCEPT ALBUMS go it was one of the more eccentric creations of the late 1960s. The mouthful of a title alone (Suite for Susan ...

The Unforgiven: Tim Hardin and the Shock of Grace

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, February 2012

NOTE: This is the "director's cut" version – at almost twice the length – of a piece written for MOJO and subsequently used as the ...

Tim Hardin: Remembering the lost genius of his music

Retrospective by Graeme Thomson, Daily Telegraph, 18 January 2013

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 ...

Tim Hardin: Black Sheep Boy

Retrospective by Graeme Thomson, Uncut, March 2016

50 years on from his debut, Uncut considers the extraordinary music and harrowing life story of Tim Hardin. A tale of blood, arson, rooftop chases, ...

The Haunted Saga of Tim Hardin

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Music Aficionado, November 2019

TIM HARDIN DIED in December 1980, not quite a week after his 39th birthday, and to the extent that his passing was felt in the ...

Joni's Jazz-rock and Fusion's Big Bang

Book Excerpt by Ann Powers, 'Traveling' (Dey Street Books), June 2024

Excerpted from Traveling: On the Path of Joni Mitchell © 2024 by Ann Powers. Reprinted by permission of Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. ...


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