Don Kirshner's Rock Concert

Season 1 Episode 14

Jim Croce 1943-73 (A Tribute)

Aired Unknown Feb 16, 1974 on
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Jim Croce 1943-73 (A Tribute)
A tribute to singer-songwriter Jim Croce, who died in a plane crash on September 20, 1973.
Jim Croce is seen in TV appearances and music videos for "Photographs and Memories" (video), "Hard Way Every Time," "You Don't Mess Around with Jim," "Workin' At The Car Wash Blues" (video), "Speedball Tucker" (video), "Rapid Roy (the Stock Car Boy)" (video), "Time in a Bottle" (video with footage of Croce with his wife and child), "Roller Derby Queen" (video), "Lover's Cross" (video), and "I Got A Name."
Photo montages accompany Croce's songs "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown," "Salon and Saloon" and "The Hard Way Every Time."
Loggins and Messina, Tommy West and Terry Cashman, The Carpenters, and Randy Newman also appear. Loggins and Messina talk about Croce, and present the video for their song "Watching the River Run." Record producers Tommy West and Terry Cashman introduce Croce's song "Dreamin' Again." Richard and Karen Carpenter share their thoughts on Croce. Randy Newman sings "God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)" and "I Think It's Going To Rain Today," and remembers the late musician.
A clip is shown of Burt Sugarman (producer of NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special") presenting Jim Croce with a gold record for "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown."
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