After Jim Croce’s first two albums were released, and “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” “Time in a Bottle” and “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” had topped the music charts, Corb Donahue played some of Jim’s music to a young artist named Jimmy Buffet.
Jim and Jimmy met first in L.A., then down in Florida and later, whenever they could.
They had a lot in common and their love of music, good stories and crazy on-the-road lifestyles, bonded them like brothers.
On the Cover of our biography “I Got a Name: The Jim Croce Story” Jimmy Buffet wrote “Jim was simply a big influence on me and I won’t forget him”.
Corb Donahue later wrote…“You know in order to make people laugh you have to be really smart. Jim Croce had this special quality of being able to tap into his anger and frustration and say the funniest things when you least expected it.”