Jim Croce

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Music & Radio Books Pop / Rock Television
Descriptive "tags": folk singer-songwriter classic rock 70s rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 January 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 20 September 1973, Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA. Originally a university disc jockey, Croce played in various rock bands before moving to New York in 1967 where he performed in folk clubs. By 1969, he and his wife Ingrid (b. 27 April 1947, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) were signed to Capitol Records for a self-titled collection. The album’s failure led to Croce’s returning to Pennsylvania and taking on work as a truck driver and telephone engineer. Meanwhile, he continued with songwriting and, after sending demo tapes to former college friend and New York record producer Tommy West, Croce secured a new contract with the ABC Records label. Croce’s second album, 1972’s You Don’t Mess Around With Jim (he had issued an ultra-rare home recording, Facets, in 1966), provided the artist with a US Top 10 hit with the title-track and, along with ‘Operator (That’s Not The Way It...

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