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Jim Croce
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Vocalist
    (January 10, 1943-September 20, 1973)
    Recorded 'Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,' 'Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels),' 'Speedball Tucker,' 'Time In A Bottle,' 'New York's Not My Home,' 'Workin' At The Car Wash Blues,' 'I Got a Name,' 'I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song' and 'You Don't Mess Around With Jim'
    He was an inner city teacher and construction worker turn vocalist.
    'Bad, Bad Leroy Brown' can be classified as a racist song. The main character is a black guy acting tough who eventually gets beaten.
    He has almost a dozen 'greatest hit' albums, but not a dozen hits.
    He said Gordon Lightfoot was his musical influence.
    'Bad, Bad Leroy Brown' hit #1 and it was re-recorded by Frank Sinatra.
    He died when his plane crash at take-off (September 20, 1973).
    He wife won a legal battle to get his recording royalities.
    After his death, his ballad 'Time In A Bottle' reached #1 (1973).
    Research: Tim Howard
    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 150 Votes: 46.00% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 61 Votes: 60.66% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 38 Votes: 63.16% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 17 Votes: 35.29% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 84 Votes: 52.38% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 26 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 74 Votes: 52.70% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 66 Votes: 43.94% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 287 Votes: 51.92% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 51 Votes: 39.22% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 67 Votes: 34.33% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 168 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 225 Votes: 43.11% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 594 Votes: 41.92% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 351 Votes: 41.03% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 670 Votes: 43.58% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2287 Votes: 38.48% Annoying
 
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