Today is September 20, 2017… exactly 44 years since Jim Croce was killed in an airplane crash. An incredibly talented singer and songwriter, Croce was at the height of a great career when he died. A gigantic smile, that’s what you see on most pictures of Jim, and when he performed the smile never went away… and yet one of his records was sold in a sleeve with a big frown on Croce’s face. “Workin’ at the Carwash Blues” was a top 40 hit in 1974, months after Croce’s death. I loved the song, mostly because of the message, today it’s a forgotten oldie. Today it’s also our tribute to the late, great Jim Croce.
photo courtesy of CBS.