Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett Biography

Singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett uses his travels and storytelling skills to explain the world at large to his far-flung legion of fans, affectionately known as Parrotheads, many of whom are professionals by day, and turn into colorful, tropical, outrageously-outfitted characters at night when Jimmy comes to town. Certain Buffett songs even inspire their unusual wardrobe. Now the fans have a whole new CD of songs to continue that tradition.

Jimmy's newest record, Far Side Of The World, released on Buffett's Mailboat Records, was produced by Russ Titelman (Eric Clapton, James Taylor, many others), and features new originals as well as some cover tunes. As with Jimmy's last two records, this one is also an enhanced CD, including footage of his recent travels and the making of this record.

Buffett has recorded thirty-three records, most of which have gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum. His recording, Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads, is one of the biggest selling box sets in MCA Records history. In fact, it was recently certified quadruple (4X) platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Also an author, Jimmy has also written three No. 1 best sellers: Tales From Margaritaville, Where Is Joe Merchant? and A Pirate Looks At Fifty. As a result, Jimmy is one of only six authors in the history of the New York Times Bestseller List to have reached #1 on both their fiction and non-fiction lists. The other five authors who have accomplished this are Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, William Styron, Irving Wallace and Dr. Seuss.

Wherever you are in the world, you can hear Jimmy's concerts broadcast live on his Internet radio station, Radio Margaritaville. Conceived along the lines of an early 70's FM station, promoting variety, spontaneity and working outside the box, radiomargaritaville.com is a haven for rhythm and roll. New and old meet good and great and are masterfully blended by true programmers. According to webcast raters Arbitron and MeasureCast, Radio Margaritaville has been one of the highest ranked web channels on the Internet.

Although Parrotheads are known for having a good time, their outrageous concert behavior and dress code is offset by their truly inspiring philanthropic efforts. For years, hundreds of fan clubs have banded together in communities across the country giving their time, their money, even their blood all in a spirit of camaraderie. Hard core fans all over the U.S., two Canadian Provinces, even the Land of Oz all contain groups founded on fun and philanthropy in what Parrotheads proudly refer to as Party With A Purpose.

Jimmy Buffett Bio from Discogs

Born December 25, 1946 in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

Singer, songwriter, actor (Repoman, Congo, Club Dread), and author has inspired a cult following of "Parrotheads" and now a second generation known as a "Parakeets". Buffett began his recording career in Nashville, TN recording country-rock in the 1960's but finally releasing his first record in 1970 and then moving to Key West to develope his beach bum attitude.

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