Jim CroceJim Croce (January 10, 1943 - September 20, 1973) was an American singer and songwriter. He began playing music in college, finally signing to ABC/Dunhill in 1973, releasing Life and Times later that year. "You Don't Mess Around with Jim", "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" and "Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)" helped the album reach #1.
Jim Croce died in a plane crash before releasing the the follow-up, I Got a Name (1974). The album included two hits, "Time in a Bottle" and "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song". Several posthumous releases have sold moderately well.
Jim Croce is interred in the Haym Soloman Memorial Park cemetery in Frazer, Pennsylvania.