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On this day in music history: July 21, 1973 - “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” by Jim Croce hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks. Written by Jim Croce, it is the first chart topping single for the singer, songwriter and musician from South Philadelphia, PA. The story song about a man from “the South Side of Chicago” is inspired by a man actually named Leroy Brown that Croce meets while serving in the army, stationed at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. The person in question quickly tires of his military stint and go AWOL after a week, then coming back for his pay check and is immediately arrested and taken away to jail. Remembering him for his great bravado, Jim writes a fictionalized account of this man. Croce records the song for his fourth studio album “Life And Times” in late 1972. Released as a single on March 20, 1973, it becomes a major hit short order. Entering the Hot 100 at #85 on April 21, 1973, it climbs to the top of the chart thirteen weeks later. Croce also receives a pair of Grammy nominations for the single posthumously in 1974, including Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male and Record Of The Year. The song is covered a number of times over the years, including versions by Frank Sinatra, Jerry Reed, Sylvie Vartan and Kim Carnes. “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

Morire d’arte.

Sarò sicuramente di parte perché ho figlia n. 1 che studia architettura a Firenze, ma non si può morire così per un capitello in testa mentre contempli il bello.

Se penso a quante volte mi ha detto - mamma sono a rifarmi gli occhi a S.Croce! -

Ricordo che mi ha fatto da Cicerone una volta e che per entrare pagai 6 euro e 50.

Il che è giusto, per carità, se questi soldi servissero per il mantenimento.

La nostra maggiore ricchezza vittima dell’incuria e del pressappochismo.

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Jim Croce and Maury Meuhleisen

Pop singer-songwriter Jim Croce, 30, was killed September 20th when the single-engine plane in which he and five others were riding hit a tree on takeoff.

The other victims in the accident were Croce’s second guitarist, Maury Meuhleisen; road manager Morgan Tell; comedian George Stevens, a booking agent, and the pilot.

Croce had gained headliner status only recently, following his hit records, “Don’t Mess Around With Jim” and the current “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.” He was en route from a college concert at Northwestern State College, 75 miles southeast of Shreveport, to another in Sherman, Texas.

Time In A Bottle
Jim Croce
If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I’d like to do
Is to save every day till eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you

If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I’d save every day like a treasure and then
Again, I would spend them with you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do, once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go through time with

If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty, except for the memory of how
They were answered by you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do, once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go through time with