I think that Jim Croce is one of the more underrated artists of the last 50 years. Jim died in a plane crash on this date in 1973. He was only 30 years old and had a huge career ahead of him. Many younger folks may not know the name Jim Croce but I bet they know some of his songs.

I was a kid back then but I knew good music. I loved "Time in a Bottle", " Bad Bad Leroy Brown", "Operator" , "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" and so many more. I searched around for some cover versions of Jim's songs and found a few from country artists and included one from the man himself. It's a good day to remember, or discover, the great legacy of this man.