Today in 1943, singer Jim Croce was born in Philadelphia

In 1943, singer Jim Croce was born in Philadelphia. His narrative songs, such as “Bad Bad Leroy Brown” and “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim,” were extremely popular in the early ’70’s. Croce and five others died on Sept. 30, 1973 when their chartered plane hit a tree and crashed during take-off after a concert at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La.