Jimmy Buffett: The Legend

Jimmy Buffett
Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett passed on September 1st, 2023 from a rare from of skin cancer, Merkell-cell carinoma. Before his passing he produced many hits including ‘The Big Eight” that he played at every show, “Margaritaville”, “Come Monday”, “Fins”, “Volcano”, “A Pirate Looks at Forty”, “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Why Don’t We Get Drunk”, “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” and his famous feature in “Five O’clock somewhere” with Alan Jackson.

Jimmy Buffett was the son of a son of a sailor, the leader of the Parrottheads, and the king of Margaritaville. He entertained fans for over 50 years with his music and laid back lifestyle. He had over 40 tours in his life and has sold over 20 million albums with his backing band, The Coral Reefer Band.

Not only was Jimmy Buffett one of the best country singers, he was also the a best-selling author. He has written the short-stories collection, Tales From Margaritaville, the novel, Where is Joe Merchant?, and his biography, A Pirate Looks at Fifty. Along with only a few other best-selling authors, including Dr. Seuss and John Steinbeck, he topped both non-fiction and fiction bestseller lists.

Unlike some, Buffett considered his music to be “Gulf and Western”. He has topped many charts including Hot 200, the Top Country Albums chart, and the Easy Listening chart. In the late 70s he called his music “Drunken Caribbean Rock ‘n’ Roll!” These days, however, “Gulf and Western” is the preferred descriptor for fans—and even Buffett himself.

While writing novels and recording albums, Buffett has also had a few cameos in movies, the most recent and popular one being “the Margarita Guy” in Jurassic World.

Though Jimmy Buffett may have physically left this world, he will always be remembered through his novels, cameos, and most importantly his music.

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