American singer-songwriter, writer, and businessman Jimmy Buffettknown for the song “Margaritaville” and referring to a kind of subgenre that he himself had baptized as “drunken Caribbean rock and roll”with influences from country and with narratives about life in tropical beaches, He passed away on Friday at the age of 76..
“Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1 surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs. He lived his life like a song until his last breath and many will miss him,” it was reported through his official website, which did not give details of the events. causes of death.
born on December 25, 1946 in pascagoula, mississippi, buffett rose to stardom with “Margaritaville” in 1977which was a sample of a discography dedicated to the “Caribbean rock and roll”in which stories of island escapismwith life stories and romances on scenes from the Caribbean.
He himself was a regular visitor to the island of st barts and other Caribbean locations, from where he drew inspiration for many of his songs and for characters for his books.
In his five decades in song, he edited more than 50 recordsbetween studio albums, live recordings and compilationsalways celebrated by their faithful mass of fans, the parrotheads. Some of his most famous themes are the aforementioned “Margaritaville”, “Come Monday”, “Fins”, “Volcano”, “A Pirate Looks at Forty”, “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Why Don’t We Get Drunk” and “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes”.
In addition to his artistic facet, buffett was also a successful businessman with chains of restaurants, resorts, clothing brands and alcoholic beveragesand came to have a fortune valued at more than US$1,000 million.
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