Onetime Molly Hatchet singer Jimmy Farrar, a native of LaGrange, Georgia, died on October 29th from congestive heart failure. He was 68.
Farrar got his start in a short-lived Atlanta band called Intrepid, then sang for central Georgia bands Catt and Raw Energy before briefly replacing Danny Joe Brown as lead singer for Jacksonville-based Southern Rock band Molly Hatchet. Farrar was with them for two years, singing on the albums Beatin’ the Odds (1980) and Take No Prisoners (1981) before Brown returned to the fold.
More local LaGrange bands followed for Farrar – Predator, Section 8 – before he eventually started playing alongside other Southern rock notables in the Southern Rock Allstars, and with fellow ex-Molly Hatchet members in the band Gator Country.