Sunday, October 3, 2010

Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce

Jim Croce - Time In A Bottle 1972 - MyVideo

James Joseph "Jim" Croce (January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973) was an American singer-songwriter. Between 1960 and 1973, Croce released six studio albums and eleven singles. His singles "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" and "Time in a Bottle" were both number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Croce died in a plane crash at the age of 30.

Early in his career, as a university student at Villanova University he toured Africa and the Middle East in a band in a foreign exchange program. "We had a good time," Croce later recalled. "We just ate what the people ate, lived in the woods, and played our songs. Of course they didn't speak English over there... but if you mean what you're singing, people understand."

This song, Time in a Bottle, was originally written for Croce's son, A.J. Croce, and appeared on his first album in 1972, You Don't Mess Around with Jim. The song reached the top spot on the US chart at the end of December 1973, three months after his death in a plane crash. (all information comes from Wikipedia)

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