Jim Croce died in a plane crash shortly after this appearance on NBC's new show, "The Midnight Special."
When it came to his music, Croce was truly a renaissance man who wrote a variety of music, from ballards to rockers like "Bad Bad Leroy Brown." A cartoon was made of this song, which Sonny & Cher covered on their CBS Variety show.
Old Blue Eyes crooned his own Big Band version, which ain't bad,
Yet, the essence of this song can best be distilled on the porch of a House of Blues..