From Jacksonville, Florida, Molly Hatchet has been known as a hard-working, fast-living, Southern rock band since the 70s. Some consider them to be the first well-known band in that genre. Their debut album, Molly Hatchet, was released in 1978, and reached multi-platinum status.
Released in 1979, Flirtin' With Disasterbecame their best-selling album and was re-released with 4 additional songs in 2001. The single from that album, was on Billboard's top 100 for 10 weeks and is still their most famous song. It has been featured in films and TV shows over the years, including The Dukes of Hazzard, and King of the HIll.
During the 70s, they traveled with Bob Seger, the Rolling Stones, the Allman Brothers and others, creating a reputation of being a hard-working, hard-playing band.
Unfortunately, no original members of the band are still alive, however long-time member, keyboardist and backing vocalist, John Galvin, who performed with the band from 1984 to 1990, returned in 1995 and still tours with them. Other members include Bobby Ingram on lead guitar and backing vocals; Shawn Beamer on drums and percussion; Tim Lindsey on bass and backing vocals; and Jimmy Elkins on lead vocals.
The band still rocks stages all over the world.