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Today, I found a post from THE NEW YORK POST about JIM CROCE's life by CINDY ADAMS... Much of the information about JIM CROCE in the post was from JIM CROCE's widow INGRED's book called 'I GOT A NAME: THE JIM CROCE STORY'.
Despite writing such hits as BAD, BAD LeROY BROWN and IF I HAD A BOTTLE, The CROCE'S lived in poverty "we lived on nothing. Like gypsies. No pension, no savings, no security. Not even insurance when I got pregnant. He sold his guitar to pay rent. He drove a truck when he wasn’t performing just so we could live. When things were really tough, he sold airtime." Ingred says in her book.
JIM CROCE died a poor man, he was killed in a plane crash on tour in 1973 at the age of 30. INGED is remarried and is wealthy today..She's married to a lawyer named JIM ROCK. She owns CROCE RESTAURANT in San Diego, California. They have live music every night in the jazz bar.
Here's BAD BAD LeROY BROWN by JIM CROCE, found on YOUTUBE.