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    Jim Croce and Graham Parsons died 50 years ago this week.

    Public Radio wfuv just told me and did a show about both.
    I was about to turn 3 at the time, so no memories but I would be hard pressed to think of two white gents who influenced my musical tastes more.

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    damn. i remember croce better. his music was deep but accessible enough that i a kid could be moved by them. i remember seeing him on tv and getting lots of airplay. was very bummed... just read, died at only 30.
    wow. assumed he was 10yrs older.
    golden age of FM

    (only caught onto graham parsons much, much later - via harris lanois)

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    The baby (toddler?) likes to clap along to Rapid Roy.


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    Love me some Croce.

    In college my roomies and I had a game where we'd buy breakfast for anyone who could hook up with a girl while Operator played on repeat and cognac was served upon returning to our apartment. It was a fun game and also pragmatic because if Croce was playing when you got home, someone was operating, so you'd tiptoe to your room while giggling.

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    Wow! I guess that explains how I became old.
    Fifty years?

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    There are a couple of worthwhile documentaries on You-Tube about Parsons. Interesting guy, great musician, troubled life.
    I have been in this State for 30 years and I am willing to admit that I am part of the problem.

    "Happiest years of my life were earning < $8.00 and hour, collecting unemployment every spring and fall, no car, no debt and no responsibilities. 1984-1990 Park City UT"

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Reverend Floater View Post
    Love me some Croce.

    In college my roomies and I had a game where we'd buy breakfast for anyone who could hook up with a girl while Operator played on repeat and cognac was served upon returning to our apartment. It was a fun game and also pragmatic because if Croce was playing when you got home, someone was operating, so you'd tiptoe to your room while giggling.

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    Hot damn fantastic.

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    Found my older brother's Croce album when I was 10 in 1974 and have been a fan ever since. Love me some acoustic guitar.
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