Legendary singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, known for his songs, ‘Margaritaville’ and ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’, dies at 76 on September 1.

The news of his tragic demise was confirmed by his family in a statement on his social media platforms. The statement read, “Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs.”

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What is Parrothead?

The term “Parrot Head” was coined by Timothy B. Schmit, a former member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, at a concert in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 28, 1985. Buffett had noticed that many of his fans were wearing tropical clothing and parrots on their heads, and Schmit jokingly asked the crowd, “What is a Parrot Head?” The term caught on, and Parrot Heads are now known as fans of Jimmy Buffett and his music.

Jimmy Buffett was a cultural icon for his devoted followers, known as Parrotheads. They adored his Hawaiian outfits, carefree rock, and message of fun and escape. Buffett’s music was ideal for beach, boat, or bar listening, and he also created the Margaritaville brand of goods, Landshark Beer, resorts, and dining establishments.

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Top five Jimmy Buffett Songs-

Here are some of the legendary songs by Jimmy Buffett- 

  • Margaritaville

Buffett gained fame from the song ‘Margaritaville’, and was highly appreciated by music lovers around the globe. The song was released in 1977.

  • Cheeseburger in Paradise

The song ‘Cheeseburger in Paradise’ was released in 1978. It appeared on his 1978 album Son of a Son of a Sailor and was released as a single, reaching No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100.

  • Fins

The song ‘Fins’ was released in 1979. It came as a single on his highly acclaimed album Volcano

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  • Son of a Son of a Sailor

The song ‘Son of a Son of a Sailor’ was the eighth studio album by Jimmy Buffett, and was released in 1978.

  • A Pirate Looks at Forty

The song ‘A Pirate Looks at Forty’ was released in 1974. It came on his album Live at the Record Plant 1974 (Live 1974).