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R.I.P. Jim Carroll

jim_carrollJim Carroll, punk poet, passed away Friday at the age of 60. He passed away at his desk of what was believed to be a heart attack. Back when I was in high school we had his song, “People Who Died” on cart in our school’s radio station and I played that song on nearly every radio show I did my senior year.

Many of you may have heard of Jim though the movie, The Basketball Diaries, where a young Leonardo DiCaprio played Jim in the autobiographical film of his life. His Jim Carroll Band put out a few records, the most notable being Catholic Boy which had the aforementioned “People Who Died” on it.


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