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New Book On Jim Croce

Ingrid Croce’s Intimate Portrait Of Her Late Husband

Above: Ingrid and Jim Croce. There is a new book out about their relationship, "I Got a Name," co-written by Ingrid Croce.

Aired 6/25/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUESTS:

Ingrid Croce, co-author of "I Got a Name," and owner Croces Restaurant

Jimmy Rock, musician, and co-author of "I Got a Name"

Transcript

Ingrid Croce is well known to San Diegans for her restaurant Croces, but she's also an author with a new book out on her late husband Jim Croce.

Jim Croce was an American singer-songwriter who between 1966 and 1973 released five studio albums. His singles "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" and "Time in a Bottle" were both number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. On September 20, 1973, the day that his ABC single "I Got a Name" was released, Croce and five others were killed in a plane crash. There is a new book about Jim Croce written by his wife Ingrid and her husband Jimmy Rock. The book is called "I Got a Name: The Jim Croce Story."

Croce essentially tells a love story and even reveals intimate love letters between her and Jim Croce.

"I Got a Name" is currently available from the Croces website and Amazon. It takes its title for one of Croce's hit songs.

Here are some photos from Ingrid Croce:

 Jim and Ingrid at their home in Media, Pennsylvania, in the late 1960s.

Ingrid Croce

Above: Jim and Ingrid at their home in Media, Pennsylvania, in the late 1960s.

Jim and Paul Meehan, owner of Riddle Paddock, 1965.

Ingrid Croce

Above: Jim and Paul Meehan, owner of Riddle Paddock, 1965.

Jim Croce and his son Adrian James at their home in Coatsville, Pennsylvania, 1973.

Ingrid Croce

Above: Jim Croce and his son Adrian James at their home in Coatsville, Pennsylvania, 1973.

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