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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 25 December 1946Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA
Birth NameJames William Buffett
Nickname Bubba
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jimmy Buffett was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi and grew up living beside the the Gulf of Mexico. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi he worked his way to success in the music industry. His hits in the 1970s including "Margaritaville" and "Come Monday". He struck a chord and helped to build a huge fan-base of all ages over the decades. Now married with three kids, Buffett loves fishing, flying and world travel. Buffett is also the author of numerous books including the bestselling "A Pirate Looks At Fifty" and has added movies to his repertoire as co-producer and co-star of an adaptation of Carl Hiaasen's novel Hoot (2006).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jason Neal <jason_neal@hotmail.com>

Spouse (2)

Jane Slagsvol (27 August 1977 - present) (3 children)
Margie Washichek (20 July 1969 - 1 November 1972) (divorced)

Trade Mark (3)

Sunglasses and vacation clothes
His maritime and vacation-themed hit songs, such as "Margaritaville", "Son of a Son of a Sailor", "Cheeseburger in Paradise".
His sailor suits

Trivia (26)

He is a licensed pilot who flies his own light aircraft.
Has done extensive work with environmental groups in Florida and the Carribbean.
Has licensed the name "Margaritaville", the title of one of his songs, to a brand of tequila, a margarita mix, and a chain of merchandise stores.
His books include "The Jolly Mon" (a children's book based on one of his songs), "Tales from Margaritaville: Fictional Facts and Factual Fictions", and "Where Is Joe Merchant?"
His concerts have a cult following, not unlike that of The Grateful Dead, with fans known as "parrotheads".
Owns a 1954 Grumman Albatross seaplane called "The Hemisphere Dancer".
Brother-in-law of Thomas McGuane.
Separated from his wife Jane in the early 80s. However, they reconciled in 1991 and remain happily married.
Is a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity of the Epsilon-Nu chapter from Southern Mississippi.
Co-founder, along with former Florida governor Bob Graham, of the Save the Manatee Club.
The music video of his song "One Particular Harbour" was filmed on the same set and at the same time as The Bounty (1984). The two productions also shared props and extras as well.
Buffett has claimed that his favorites of his own songs are: "He Went to Paris", "Death of an Unpopular Poet", "Come Monday", "A Pirate Looks at Forty", "Nautical Wheelers", "Son of a Son of a Sailor", "Sending the Old Man Home", "Twelve Volt Man", and "Distantly in Love".
Jimmy Buffett's first marriage, (to Margie Washichek), occurred on Lunar History date of Sunday, July 20th, 1969, when astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon and were the first two, that walked on the moon, while Michael Collins remained with the Apollo 11 spaceship.
Fell, face first, off the stage at the end of his concert in Sydney, Australia, on January 26, 2011 and was rushed to the hospital.
Recording his latest album "Party at the End of the World". [July 2006]
Release of his book, "A Salty Piece of Land".
Main attraction for the "Salty Piece of Land" Tour; his thirtieth tour. [July 2005]
Release of his book, "Swine Not? A Novel Pig Tale".
Released his latest album "Take the Weather With You". It's first title, along with the tour, was called "Party at the End of the World". The tour's name has also been changed. [October 2006]
Traveling around the country with this year's tour "Party at the End of the World". It is promoting his upcoming album. [April 2006]
Release of his autobiography, "A Pirate Looks at Fifty: A Journal".
Release of the book, "Jimmy Buffett: The Man From Margaritaville Revealed" by Steve Eng.
On the "Bama Breeze" tour, named after his latest hit single. [April 2007]
Release of his book, "The Jolly Mon" by Jimmy and his daughter, Savannah Jane Buffett.

Personal Quotes (1)

[Commenting on Elvis Presley] Elvis was the only man from northeast Mississippi, who could shake his hips and still be loved by rednecks, cops and hippies.

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