Who was Jim Croce?

Jim Croce was a versatile musical legend who steadily rose to stardom.

Unfortunately, he passed away at the peak of his career.

Jim Croce performing on stage June 6, 1973.

Who was Jim Croce?

Jim Croce was born on January 10, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Jim Croce was a folk and rock singer-songwriter.

In the early days of his career, Jim released five studio albums and numerous singles between 1966 and 1973.

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However, his career took a turn for the better after he entered into a partnership with songwriter and guitarist Maury Mühleisen in the early 1970s.

Indeed, his breakthrough came when his third album, You Don’t Mess Around with Jim, was released in 1972.

Unfortunately, his career was short-lived after his death in 1973.

What happened to Jim Croce?


At the height of his career, Jim Croce was about to release a single from his fifth album, I Got a Name, on September 21, 1973.

Unfortunately, the day before the release of the single from his fifth album, Jim Croce and five others died on September 20, 1973.

They died when their chartered Beechcraft E18S crashed into a tree during takeoff from Natchitoches Regional Airport in Natchitosh, Louisiana.

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Jim Croce in concert August 17, 1973.
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Was Jim Croce Married?

Jim Croce was married to Ingrid Croce.

They were married from 1966 until Jim passed away in 1973.

Ingrid is an American writer, songwriter and restaurateur.

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Ingrid was Jim’s early songwriting partner, so she continued to write and record after his death.

Before Jim’s death, they had one common child – AJ Croce.

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