Friday, June 6, 2008

10 Fun Facts About Jim Croce

Did you know…

#1. That Jim’s famous ‘fro was actually a wig? It’s true! His hair was burned off at age 6 in an unfortunate smelting accident.

#2. That his hit “I Fell In Love With A Roller Derby Queen” was originally entitled “I Fell In Love With A Whore From Dairy Queen”?

#3. That he subsisted on nothing but pine needles and guacamole for the last 6 years of his existence? It was a ‘new age’ diet recommended to him by ex-roomie Arlo Guthrie.

#4. That for the entire 30 years that he was alive he never once cut his toenails? Look closely at his concert footage and you’ll notice that he always kept his feet wrapped in velvet “Crown Royal” bags.

#5. That he once swam over 2938 km down the Mississippi River just to retrieve his Jerry Garcia balsa wood hookah?

#6. He would only wear blue jeans that contained a unique purple dye found only in a rare form of sea urchin?

#7 That he once sneaked into Ed McMahon’s house and lived undetected in his closet for a full year?

#8. That he and 6 others still hold the record to this day for “Most People To Fit Inside A Single Soap Bubble”? It’s true! Google it, if you don’t believe me!

#9. That his moustache actually housed an entire generation of trained circus fleas, which were actually a Croce heirloom passed down by his father, Hercules Croce?

#10. That before Stanley Kubrick took over, Jim Croce was considered to play Alex, the lead "droog" in A Clockwork Orange?


Matt said...

Jesus H. Hell! that's about the best top 10 list I've read in I don't know how long! I feel like I found what I'm looking for online, tonight, and should just unplug the computer and giggle at the walls for a couple hours.

Uncle E said...

Thanks, Matt, and welcome!
I had a lot of fun with this one.