The Seguin Parrot Head Club is an inclusive social club whose purpose is to bring together like-minded folks infused with the tropical spirit of Jimmy Buffett as well as his kick-back lifestyle, music and writings. We desire to leave things a little better than we found them while having a BLAST doing it. We like toparty with a purposeas we perform community service projects and donate to charities.
James William Buffett December 25, 1946 - September 1, 2023
The beloved Singer-Songwriter Jimmy Buffett passed away at his home is Sag Harbor, Long Island on Friday September 1, 2023 surrounded by family and friends. Buffett, 76, had been fighting Merkel Cell Skin Cancer for four years. He contunied to perform during treatment, playing his last show, a surprise appearance in Rhode Island, In Early July.
With a recording career that spanned more than fifty years and included hits such as "Margaritaville," "Come Monday," and "it's Five O'Clock Somewhere, Buffett was one of the most successful performers in popular music. He filled arenas with fans who called themselves "Parrot Heads," and populaarized a signature blend of folk, country and Caribbean Music with lyrics that ofted reflected Buffett's world travels. A piolet and a slilor, Buffett wrote somgs about his plane being shot at by the Jamaican Police ("Jamaica Misstaica"). getting lost in the Sahara Desert ("Buffett Hotel") and sumgglers he had know around the Florida Gulf Coast ("A Pirate Looks at 40").
Although he as best known for upbeat party songs (others include "Cheeseburger in Paradise," and "Fins"). Buffett first achieved notoriety for thoughtful ballads that showed the influence of Texas songwriters such as Jerry Jeff Walker and Canadian Gordon Lightfoot.
Bob Dylan praised lesser-known Buffett compositions "He Went to Paris"and "Death of an Unpopular Poet" - songs that reflected the observational, storytelling skills Buffett developed in his ear;y career as a journalist for Billboard Magazine
Buffett had a second career as a successful author. He was one of a handful of writers who had number one best-sellers on both the fiction and non-fiction list of the New York Times Book Review.
He had a third career as an enterpreneur, building a diversified lifestyle brand business, including Margaritaville hotels, restaurante, and retirement communities, along with sidelines such as Land Shark Beer. Buffett's branding and business acumen made hime one of the most financially successful musicians of all time.
James William Buffett was born on Christmas, 1946 in Pascagoula Mississippi and grew up in Alabama. He earned a bachelor's degree in History for the University of Southern Mississippi in 1969. He credited early years playing and singing in the streets and bars of New Orleans with shaping his dedication to commecting with his audience and giving the customers a good show. Buffett has little patience with performers who took themselves to seriously. He like to say that the job of sing for a living was descended form a profession of court jesters.
Buffett is survivied by his wife of 46 years, Jane (slagsvol)Buffett, His Daughters, Savannah Jane (Joshua) and Sarah Delaney, his some Cameron Marley (Lara), His grandson Marley Ray and devoted pack of dong Lola, Kingston, Pepper, Rosie, Ajax and Kody. Also survived by his Montana suster, Laurie Buffett McGuane (Tom), their Children Heather Hume, Anne Buffett McGuane, Maggie McGuane and Thomas McGuane IV, his Alabama sister, Lucy Buffett and daughters Mara Delaney Buffett O'Dwyer and Melaine Leigh Buffett; and many more wonderful cousins, nieces and nephews.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Jimmy Buffett's Foundation Singing for Change, Brigham and Womennnn's Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute op MD Anderson Cancer Center.
"Heres to the nights we'll never remember & the friends we'll never forget."