On this date in 1973, Jim Croce and his band were killed in a plane crash in Louisiana. He was only 30 years old. Soon after his death, the song Time in a Bottle was released and quickly rose to #1 on the charts. Normally it would have been heard as a romantic ballad. But as a posthumous release, it was heartbreaking. I still remember it, and I was only 13 at the time.