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Birth Name: James Joseph Croce
Born: 1943/01/10
Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 1973/09/20
Years Active: 1960-1973
Genres: Folk, Folk Rock, Pop

James Joseph "Jim" Croce (January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973) was an American singer-songwriter. Between 1966 and 1973, Croce released six studio albums and eleven singles. His singles "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" and "Time in a Bottle" were both number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. From the mid-1960s to early 1970s, Croce performed with his wife as a duo. During this time, Croce got his first long-term gig at a rural bar and steak house in Lima, Pennsylvania, called The Riddle Paddock. In 1968, Jim and Ingrid Croce were encouraged by record producer Tommy West to move to New York City and record their first album with Capitol Records. During the next two years, they drove more ... Continue Bio >>

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