Concert Raises $9K for Jim Croce's Alma Mater

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    A benefit concert featuring tribute artists and friends has raised about $9,000 to establish a scholarship named for the late singer-songwriter Jim Croce (CROH'-chee) at the eastern Pennsylvania high school he attended.

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    More than 800 people attended "Time in a Bottle, A Tribute to Jim Croce'' Saturday night at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.

    The Delaware County Daily Times reports the money will establish a scholarship fund at Upper Darby High School. Croce graduated from the school in 1960.

    Croce, famous for hits including ``Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,'' "Time In A Bottle'', and ``Operator'', died at age 30 in a plane crash on Sept. 20, 1973 following a concert at Northwestern State University in Louisiana.

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