"Jimmy Buffett" (born "James William Buffett" on December 25 1946 in Pascagoula, Mississippi) is a singer, songwriter, and recently a film producer best known for his "island escapism" lifestyle and music including hits such as "Margaritaville" (No. 234 on the list of 'Songs of the Century'), and "Come Monday." He has a devoted base of fans known as "Parrotheads".
The son of James Delaney "J.D." Buffett Jr. and Mary Loraine "Peets" Buffett, Buffett grew up along the eastern shore of Mobile Bay. He attended high school at McGill Institute for Boys (now McGill-Toolen Catholic High School) in Mobile, Alabama. He began playing guitar during his college years at Auburn University and University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he received a bachelor's degree in history in 1969. Although a pledge of Sigma Pi (ΣΠ) at Auburn, he was initiated into the fraternity Kappa Sigma (ΚΣ) at the University of Southern Mississippi. He later married his first wife, Margie Washichek, at Spring Hill College in Mobile.
After graduating from college, Buffett worked as a correspondent for Billboard magazine in Nashville.
Buffett began his official music...
|Born||December 25th, 1946, Pascagoula, Mississippi|
|Genre||Country Beach Music|