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Jim Croce
Jim CroceJim Croce was just 30 years old when he died in a plane crash on September 20, 1973. His heartfelt ("I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song"), poignant ("Operator") and often humorous songs ("Bad, Bad Leroy Brown") earned him a legacy as one of the great singer/songwriters of his era.

Croce is survived by his wife Ingrid, who spoke with us a few years ago about Jim's life and songs. She has had a book in the works for a while, and in 2012, it was released as I Got a Name: The Jim Croce Story. The book provides insight into their loving, but often turbulent relationship, chronicles Jim's adventures that often provided inspiration for his songs.


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I am 17 and about two years ago i discovered Don McLean's music, and about one year ago i discovered my love for Croce's music, and i just learned that Jim mentored Croce!
-Joshua from The Netherlands

Please help us get Jim and Maury inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Please "LIKE" our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Induct-Jim-Croce-Maury-Muehleisen-into-the-Rock-Roll-Hall-of-Fame
-Jeff from Greencastle, PA

I'm 34- and his music strikes a big chord with me... My dad has been a fan for years.
-Richard from NSW, Australia

Men have emotions. Jim states that "I have to say I love you in a song.
-Natalie from Moncure,NC

he got a tatoo on his arm "baby" a nother one one that just says ,"hey'. that rapid roy that stock car boy, he too much to believe.............
-tony from the beach

His music will live forever, Thank God
-Allen Purvis from Myrtle Beach

Jim Croce was an incredible story teller. His lyrics touched an emotional cord with me. Many my favorites were not hits but I loved them even more. Salon and Saloon, Lovers Cross, and Hard Way Every Time made me reflective of my own life. He died too young.
-Charlie from Lincoln Park MI

Jim Croce Is One of My Favorite Singer Since Mid Seventies. The First Song I ever heard was "Time In A Bottle" As Ending Song of a Film "She Lives!.I thing I did not know that he died in a Plane Crush in 1973. God Bless Him! If anybody has the Film "She Lives"! may realize how matching the Song ('Time In A Bottle") was.
-Muhammad M Faizi from Bangladesh

2012 and Jim Croce's songs are still as relevant today as they were back then. I've Got A Name is my favorite. Time in a Bottle is simply timeless. Gone too soon.
-Camille from Toronto, OH

I remember seeing him in concert at SUNY @ Binghamton (now Binghamton University) when I was sophomore in September of 1973. He was the opening act for Billy Joel. What a great concert. A few days later, he was gone. We all cried when we heard the news. I will never forget the concert or the day I heard the news.
-Roann from Apalachin, NY

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