Showing posts with label Tim Hardin. Show all posts
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Saturday, 2 May 2009

How can we hang on to a dream - Tim Hardin

Tim Hardin was born on December 23, 1941. His career as an American folk musician started in 1966, with the release of his debut album 'Tim Hardin 1'. This contained the song 'Misty roses', which reached the top 40 in America. His second album 'Tim Hardin 2' was released in 1967, and contained 'How can we hang on to a dream', which was his only UK hit, charting for one week on number 50. The song did considerably better in the Netherlands, where it made number during its ten week chart run.

Tim Hardin developed a heroin addiction, which took control of his life by the time his last album, 'Nine', was released in 1973. He died of a heroin and morphine overdose on December 29, 1980. In 1987, the song was re-released after it was used on the soundtrack of the Dutch movie 'Zoeken naar Eileen' ('Searching for Eileen'). This time around, the song peaked at number 4. I always considered it to be a very moving song.

My collection: 7" single no. 1813
Found: Record fair, Amsterdam, January 9, 1993
Cost: 3 guilders
Tracks: 'How can we hang on to a dream' / 'Misty roses'

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