True, Jimmy Buffett, ‘Margaritaville’ musician, passes away at the age of 76.
According to a statement published on his official website and several social media platforms, the “Margaritaville” star passed away on Friday. His age was 76.
The American singer-songwriter who rose from his humble beginnings as a Key West beach bum to become the wealthy founder of the “Margaritaville” commercial empire is no more now.
Jimmy died in a calm and serene manner on the evening of September 1.
Surrounded by his family, friends, music, and pets. “He lived his life like a song until the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many,” a message on the website stated on Saturday. “He will be missed beyond measure.”
Buffett’s biggest hit was “Margaritaville,”
which came out in 1977 and was added to the National Recording Registry in 2023. In the 1970s and 1980s, he wrote a lot of songs that are still popular today.
his famous works
“Come Monday,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes,” “A Pirate Looks at Forty,” and “Pencil Thin Mustache” were both serious and funny. But they all had Buffett’s unique sound, which became known as “trop rock,” or as Buffett called it, “Gulf and Western,” with acoustic guitar, steel drums, and pedal steel guitar as their backbone.
Buffett was born on Christmas Day, 1946, in Pascagoula, Mississippi. He grew up in the nearby city of Mobile, Alabama, where his grandfather taught him to love fishing.
He started playing guitar while he was at Auburn University. After that, he went to Nashville and released “Down to Earth,” his first country record, in 1970.
But it was a trip to Key West in 1971 with Jerry Jeff Walker (“Mr. Bojangles”), another country music singer-songwriter, that changed Buffett’s music from outlaw country to Calypso folk-pop.
Remembering some of his legendry songs..