Jim Croce

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Jim Croce
Croce in 1972, photographed by Ingrid Croce
Croce in 1972, photographed by Ingrid Croce
Background information
Birth nameJames Joseph Croce
Born(1943-01-10)January 10, 1943
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedSeptember 20, 1973(1973-09-20) (aged 30)
Natchitoches, Louisiana, U.S.
GenresFolk, soft rock
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, acoustic guitar
Years active1966–1973
LabelsCapitol/EMI, ABC, Saja/Atlantic
Websitejimcroce.com

James Joseph Croce (/ˈkri/; January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973) was an American folk and rock singer-songwriter. He became well known at first for his third album You Don't Mess Around with Jim which included his single "Time in a Bottle". Another well known single of his was "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown", which was the only No. 1 hit he had during his lifetime.

On September 20, 1973, the day before the lead single to his fifth album, I Got a Name, was released, Croce was killed in a plane crash near Natchitoches, Louisiana at the age of 30.[1][2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Recording star, 5 others killed in crash of plane". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. September 22, 1973. p. 9.
  2. "Rock group killed". The Michigan Daily. (Ann Arbor). Associated Press. September 22, 1973. p. 2.
  3. "Celebrity Plane Crashes". Check-Six.com. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved November 27, 2011.