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Jim Croce
Birth: Jan. 10, 1943
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 20, 1973
Natchitoches Parish
Louisiana, USA

Musician. He began his professional music career playing in bands while he was a student at Villanova University in 1964. In the late 1960s Capitol records signed Jim and his wife Ingrid to a recording contract. Their one and only album was a failure and Jim returned to his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and worked for a time as a truck driver. He continued writing songs and was later signed as a solo artist by ABC Records. He had three highly successful albums with ABC and several hit singles including, "You Don't Mess Around With Jim," "Operator," "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown," "I Got A Name," "Time In A Bottle," and "I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song." His career came to a tragic end when he and his fellow musicians boarded a private plane in Louisiana to travel to a show in Texas. The plane crashed in Natchitoches, Louisiana shortly after takeoff killing everyone on board. (bio by: Decal) 
Family links: 
  James Albert Croce (1914 - 1972)
  Flora Mary Babucci Croce (1913 - 2000)

Cause of death: Plane crash
Haym Salomon Memorial Park
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section B/B
GPS (lat/lon): 40.0485, -75.57063
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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 Added: Jun. 22, 2017
I can't believe you're been gone so long. You were from Philly, just like me. I sure miss your music. Thanks for the legacy. Kat
- Kat Wells
 Added: Jun. 21, 2017

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 Added: Jun. 16, 2017
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