You may not remember his name...but you may have heard his music.
Jim Croce had some major hits in the 1970's, such as "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" and the timeless classic, "Time in a Bottle."
Croce wrote that song for his son in 1973. In October it would be number one, just one month after he died.
Croce was hitting a big point in his career. He was touring all across the country playing to sold out crowds in large arenas...but he promised to play in Natchitoches and he was a man of his word.
The night after the concert his plane went down. Croce and four others died that summer night.
And this weekend at the Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival marks forty years since his death. To celebrate him the festival will include performances of some of Croce's most famous songs.