THIS DAY IN MUSIC………………………..on December 30th of 1980 singer / songwriter Tim Hardin died at age 40 of a heroin overdose in his Hollywood apartment. He is best remembered for “If I Were a Carpenter” (a hit for Bobby Darin in 1966 and the Four Tops in 1968) and “Reason to Believe” (a hit for Rod Stewart in 1971). Tim originally recorded it in 1965. Hardin wrote some popular songs and was a very influential musician, but he had severe drug problems. His death came shortly after John Lennon’s.