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Meet the real Leroy Brown, made famous by Jim Croce's 'Bad, Bad Leroy Brown'

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Leroy Brown of Chicago has been associated with the 1973 Jim Croce hit "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" most of his life.

"I will never forget Jim Croce," said Brown, 47. "I was first made aware of my name at age 13. It hasn't stopped. My grade school teacher [at Garfield Elementary in Maywood] loved that song. He sang it every morning. It hasn't stopped."

Brown is not a bad, bad guy, however.

He works in the engineering department at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

The Sun-Times walked through some of Croce's lyrics with Brown. Read the story here.

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