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  • Jimmy Buffet has died

    The “I blew out my flip flop/Stepped on a pop top" crooner has died.

    Jimmy Buffett -- famed singer, songwriter, musician and mogul -- has passed away at the age of 76.

  • #2
    I wasn’t much of a fan but he definitely had some fun songs. RIP


    • #3
      P.S. thanks for simply saying “Jimmy Buffet has died” rather than he “passed” or “passed away.”


      • #4
        I "conducted" the pit band from the keyboard for a production Jimmy Buffet's Escape To Margaritaville this summer.

        The songs really were a blast to play, as I toggled from piano to Hammond B3 (patch) to steel drums (patch).

        Surprisingly, the shows sold very well, with several Sold Out performances. The audiences loved the show, and every night was a standing ovation.

        Formula-wise, the show was built around a bunch of his better tunes, and a few of his sleepers that were perfect for the layout of the show. In a way, it's a bit like Mamma Mia!, (the ABBA musical)but with slightly less plot.
        Last edited by pianozach; 09-05-2023, 06:02 AM.


        • #5
          One less cheeseburger in paradise this evening.

          I wasn't a parrot head, but Buffet sure did write some memorable songs.
          "A lot of the heavier conversations I was having with Chris toward the end were about his desire for this thing to go forward. He kept reiterating that to me. [...] He kept telling me, 'No matter what happens, Yes needs to continue moving forward and make great music. So promise me that that's something you want to do.'. And I have to keep making music. It's just what I do. [...] I'm a fan of the band and I want to see it thrive and that means new music." -Billy Sherwood


          • #6
            Liked a lot of the songs on his "Best Of" that was released in the 80s. Rather like his "Christmas Island" album around the holidays. RIP Jimmy.
            Jeff Tiberius Grey Wolf
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