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Letter: A favorite song and singer

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

One of the songs that I often find myself humming when I wake up many mornings is a song called “I Got a Name.” The lyrics were written by Norman Gimbel, the melody was written by Charles Fox, and the song was popularized by singer-songwriter most of us all know and love, Jim Croce.

I always thought the song was a bright and peppy little song, and it always seemed to lift my spirits whenever I heard it. It was a huge hit some time ago in the mid ’70s. Do you remember the song I am writing about?

Jim Croce was born James Joseph Croce on Jan. 10, 1943 to James and Flora Croce in South Philadelphia, Pa.

Throughout his very short and abbreviated life, I am of the belief that two of the most cherished inspirations of Mr. Croce’s life were to: have a successful marriage, and to also have a successful music career which would also be one that would also be tremendously financially rewarding as well—with absolutely no more welding, construction or teaching...

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