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Jim Croce

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.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1221
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jim Croce (10 Jan 1943–20 Sep 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1221, citing Haym Salomon Memorial Park, Frazer, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .