Remembering Jim Croce 40 years on

JimCroce The legendary Philly singer-songwriter Jim Croce, who had a string of hit songs in the early to mid-Seventies with songs like “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,” “Time In A Bottle,” and “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim”, lost his life too early, on September 20th, 1973 in a plane crash. He was 30 years old.

This September 21st, friends and family of Croce will honor him and his music on the 40th anniversary of his death with a live concert, Time In A Bottle: The Jim Croce Story at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Proceeds will go to the Upper Darby Arts and Education Foundation for a scholarship fund in Croce’s memory.

Croce was born in South Philadelphia, went to Upper Darby High School and graduated Villanova in the early Sixties. At Villanova, he was a member of the “Villanova Singers” and “Villanova Spires” vocal groups. From the mid-Sxties through the early Seventies, Croce performed with his wife, Ingrid, as a duo. Continue reading →