Folk-rock Singer, Songwriter. He began his professional music career playing in bands while he was a student at Villanova University outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1964. In the late 1960s Capitol records signed him and his wife, Ingrid, to a recording contract. Their one and only album was considered a failure and Jim Croce returned to Philadelphia 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: Dëcal