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Jim Croce

Born: 1943-01-10 - Died: 1973-09-20
Cause of Death:
Plane Crash

Death Summary: Croce perished in a plane crash less than an hour after finishing a show in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He and his guitarist-friend Maury Muehleisen along with opening act comedian George Stevens were flying to Sherman, Texas and all killed when the plane didn't get high enough to clear some trees at the end of the runway, crashing, upon take off.

Croce was 30 years old, and his next album was to come out the day after his death. That album spawned three hits, and an earlier song of Croce's (and one of his most famous) Time in a Bottle, became a number one hit.

Who was Jim Croce : James Joseph Croce was from Philadelphia, and played in a lot of bands, including one with his wife before finding his true success.

Unfortunately his greatest success, of 4 hits didn't come until after he had died. Before his demise, his biggest hit was Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.
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    Just heard “Operator” on the radio on my way to the store. Still know all the words. Still my all time favorite song in the whole world. Would have loved to see him top that. Miss you Jim.

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  7. Croce fan Says:

    I miss you so much but you live on through your tunes! I often cry when I listen to them. I wish you could have been here to live your success. Your son proceeds you with his own genre of music that is incredible! You are missed and never forgotten!

  8. Diana Says:

    I was born in 1967 and grew up listening to your tunes, when I hear them nowadays, it takes me back to a great time in life. Your life was taken to soon and I’m sad you didn’t get to live your greatest success! I will be using your tune ” time in a bottle” for my 5 th wedding anniversary, I’m only sorry I didn’t use it as my wedding song but it brings tests to my eyes. I now following AJ’s work which has it’s own genre but I can still part of you in your son! Rock on AJ your an incredible artist!

  9. Michelle Says:

    Your Music still lives in our hearts. Your life ended too soon.

  10. Lisa Weiner Says:

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