Jim Croce

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1991 (The 1992 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2028 (ranked #166) .


Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
I Got A Name (1973)

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You Don't Mess Around With Jim (1972)
Time In A Bottle (1972)
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown (1973)
I Got A Name (1973)

Jim Croce @ Wikipedia

Jim Croce Videos

Will Jim Croce be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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No love for Croce?

Posted by shawn on Tuesday, 05.8.07 @ 22:44pm


Just as good a writer as James Taylor plus bonus points for being deceased-so what's the holdup?

Posted by SG on Sunday, 06.24.07 @ 01:11am


His flame was extinguished far too early, but his music is known to generations. The fact that he hasn't even been considered is a travesty.

Posted by Nebula on Thursday, 09.13.07 @ 15:11pm


i've been listening to jim croce's music since i was about 5 or 6, and i think that he is a wonderful songwriter,and musician
with his sad songs about break-up and funny songs about weird characters
the hall just has no respect for these people anymore. DAMN SHAME

Posted by danny on Tuesday, 09.25.07 @ 16:44pm


The Hall has to consider that he died when he was young. For the length of his career, his body of work is so impressive.

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 07:39am


A really good singer/songwriter that we lost too soon. I think he would be if he could get nominated.

Posted by Philip on Thursday, 04.24.08 @ 19:28pm


Some ask if you have to live something, to write about it. Jim did not have to live some of the things that he wrote about. Jim has 2 number hits, more than Jimi Hendrix, Leonard Cohen, and Isaac Hayes. What do they have in coomon, they are all in the hall. There is no telling what Jim would have done if he had lived and when he died I considered that the end of the true singer songwriter generation.

Posted by Robert on Thursday, 09.4.08 @ 18:23pm


How has he not even been considered yet?

Posted by FitzRoy on Friday, 09.19.08 @ 18:53pm


Frankly I am disgusted with the whole RRHOF. Jim Croce should have been inducted the year he was eligible yet he hasn't even been considered, what a load of crap. The RRHOF induction process should be revamped and the "people" should be the ones to decide. Jim deserves it far more than some that are already inducted. Like the song goes: You don't tug on Superman's cape, you don't spit in to the wind, you don't pull the mask off the ol' Lone Ranger, and you don't mess around with Jim." So I ask you RRHOF, why are messing around with Jim?

Posted by amanda on Monday, 02.2.09 @ 18:04pm


The RRHOF has Madonna in it. `Nuff said. Their credibility went right out the window when they voted Ms. Pro Lip Syncher in. And by the way; The Stray Cats started their career the same exact time as Ms.Kaballah and the Stray Cats STILL aren`t in! Who is more R&R here? Ms.Kaballah or the Stary Cats? This whole R&R hall of fame is a complete joke, a complete and absolute sham. Someone please start a REAL one!

Posted by Ed on Monday, 03.16.09 @ 04:46am


Jim was a great songwriter and he will be missed. Perhaps he wasn't all that innovative, but even Queen have honored him("Bring Back that Leroy Brown"). I don't know how much of a chance he has of induction(maybe slim at best), but he was still a great artist and may he rest in peace.

Posted by Dude Man on Thursday, 07.16.09 @ 13:22pm


I think I've already said this about Jim, but I think the Hall has to consider his early death as a mitigating factor in the 'slimmness' of his catalog.

It's sort of like with Sandy Koufax & Gayle Sayers. Neither had the longevity due to having to retire early because of injuries. Both had shown their greatness in their short careers & I think Jim fits into this boat.

Posted by Paul in KY on Friday, 07.17.09 @ 05:38am


When planning a vacation, I asked my 17 yr old son who is a classic rock fanatic, if he wanted to go to the Rock & Roll HOF. I was shocked when he told me "NO". After he told me why, I had to agree with him. It took a young man to wake me up to the fact that if a man like Jim Croce can't make it in, yet a video and tabloid queen like Madonna can make it in, then something is drasticly amiss. Now niether of us have an interest in visiting a place that nominates and accepts acts that can draw in the masses while ignores a true writer and singer cut down in his prime. Don't get me wrong Madonna does have talent...but how many of her songs did she write the lyrics and music for? Croce did it all in the style of Dylan & Guthrie, yet he is forgotten by the HOF. Sad...truly sad!

Posted by Al in NY on Saturday, 01.23.10 @ 19:08pm


"Time in a Bottle" is a true classic. Surprised to see he hasn't been considered.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 07.4.10 @ 05:38am


Jim Croce's career was a "blink of an eye" in popular music time, and he had a few pretty decent hits...but that describes a lot of artists. They were great songs, and I find it peculiar that some of them haven't been redone (that I've heard, anyway). I think if he would've lived we'd be talking about him more prominently now because he really was a great songwriter. His son A. J.'s music is entirely different from his dad's...they don't even sound the same. He seems more influenced by Tom Waits, and he's predominently a piano player.

If you are curious, just check out "Adrian James Croce"...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 07.4.10 @ 07:29am


If you are curious, just check out "Adrian James Croce"...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 07.4.10 @ 07:29am

I did. Thanks Gitarzan, there's some good stuff from him

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 07.4.10 @ 07:35am


I do have to say that I found a compilation on Rhapsody called "Songs For My Father" (children of rock stars doing their father's music) and A.J. Croce's version of "Lover's Cross" is probably the best song on it...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 07.4.10 @ 07:36am


Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, Harry Chapin, Randy Newman

Posted by Loop on Thursday, 01.20.11 @ 04:40am


Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, Don McLean, Harry Chapin, Randy Newman

Posted by Loop on Thursday, 01.20.11 @ 04:42am


Yeah Jim should be in. His career was cut short but the songs he did release are great. I think if some one like Percy Sledge who only charted one major hit got in then it should be a no brainer that Croce deserves to be among the greats of the hall of fame.

Posted by Russ on Saturday, 07.9.11 @ 13:01pm


Jim Croce is the Jeff Buckley of his generation. If Buckley gets the nod in a few years than Croce deserves in as well. It's a travesty that he hasn't even been considered.

Posted by tribefan2510 on Friday, 08.26.11 @ 22:06pm


Jim Croce along with Maury Muehleisen are the best acoustic duo ever in my opinion. Jim's song writing is among the best as well. Their contributions to music are great. Had a lot more to offer the world. 2028? Really?

Posted by Andy on Friday, 10.4.13 @ 17:00pm


Jim Croce along with Maury Muehleisen are the best acoustic duo ever in my opinion. Jim's song writing is among the best as well. Their contributions to music are great. Had a lot more to offer the world. 2028? Really?

Posted by Andy on Friday, 10.4.13 @ 17:05pm


best of the early 70s not in

why is that?

Posted by jim lively on Friday, 02.21.14 @ 18:23pm


Bad bad Leroy Brown pretty much Mac the Knife. Time in a bottle was his Sitting on a dock. Great songwriter...Put him in.

Posted by pete miller on Wednesday, 06.25.14 @ 16:57pm


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