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A tribute concert takes place on September 21 at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center!
40 years ago this August, Jim Croce headlined the Philadelphia Folk Festival. One month later on September 20, 1973 he and lead guitarist Maury Muehleisen perished in a plane crash while taking off in Louisiana.
For many of us Jim’s music is a vital part of the soundtrack of our youth. Jim’s memorable songs include, “Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” “Operator,” “Time in a Bottle,” “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,” and many more.
Folk authority Gene Shay recently said on his WXPN folk show that Jim’s death was “One of the tragic losses in American music.”
Friends and family of the legendary singer/songwriter and one of Philadelphia’s most famous individuals, will gather to perform Jim Croce’s songs, share his stories, and celebrate his life.
Hosted by folk music authority Gene Shay and with performances by the preeminent Croce tribute band “Maggie’s Guitar,” and with an appearance by “The Villanova Spires,” the evening is a not-to-miss event that will commemorate – with personal stories from his friends and collaborators – one of America’s most beloved singer-songwriters!
Listen to Ross Brittain and the Breakfast Club’s interview including details of the Croce Tribute concert. On 98.1 WOGL. CLICK HERE