Jim Croce Biography
(Folk and Rock Singer Best Known for His Third album 'You Don't Mess Around with Jim')
Birthday: January 10, 1943 (Capricorn)
Born In: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
James Joseph Croce, known popularly as Jim Croce, was an American folk and rock singer. Over the course of his career, he released five studio albums and several hit singles such as ‘Bad, Bad Leroy Brown’ and ‘Time in a Bottle’, which peaked at the first position on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The popular singles released by him also include ‘You Don’t Mess Around With Jim’ and ‘I’ve Got a Name’. Croce was born to an Italian American working class family in Philadelphia, the US. At an early age, he learnt to play the accordion and then he started playing the guitar. Though he went to the Villanova University to pursue a degree in psychology, he used to spend most of his time with musical bands or performing musical solos. He performed in hundreds of concerts in his career and also made guest appearances in several TV shows. In an unfortunate twist of fate, Croce was killed in a plane crash at the age of 30.