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143.  Jimmy Buffett

While compiling this list, non committee members asked us about out ranking and pointed out albums sales as to why our rankings made no sense to them. As often as those debates began (and will perpetually continue) we expect a series of debates based on concert attendance. If that was our factor, how many people would be higher than Jimmy Buffett?

Still a major draw on the concert circuit (and no not casinos) Jimmy Buffett’s legions of “Parrotheads” are a devoted bunch. Non fans question the devotion to a man whose mellow Rock does not seem to illicit any passion. However, to those who do consider themselves fans of Buffett, his material is the music of escapism to a laid back lifestyle of the beach bum that they wanted to be. Based on his large concert attendances, there is a large amount of people who looked to get wasted again in Margaritaville.

www.margaritaville.com

Should Jimmy Buffet be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 87.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 4.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.8%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 5.2%

The Bullet Points

  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 1995
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Mobile, AL)
  • Why they will get in: He is a lot better than he gets credit for, and he has a large fan base that would support it.
  • Why they won't get in: His commercialism may over take his Rock and Roll credibility.
  • Essential Albums: A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean (1973)
    Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes (1977)
    Son of a Son of a Sailor (1978)
    Volcano (1979)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw (From A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean, 1973)
    A Pirate Looks at Forty (From A1A, 1974)
    Margaritaville (From Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, 1977)
    Cheeseburger in Paradise (From Son of a Son of a Sailor, 1978)
    Volcano (From Fins, 1979)

Should Jimmy Buffet be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 87.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 4.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.8%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 5.2%

JIMMY BUFFETT AT HONDA CENTER IN ANAHEIM, CA

Oct 12, 2019

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Jimmy Buffett

JIMMY BUFFETT AT SANTA BARBARA BOWL IN SANTA BARBARA, CA

Oct 16, 2019

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Jimmy Buffett
Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band

JIMMY BUFFETT AT MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS, NV

Oct 19, 2019

Buy your Tickets to see Jimmy Buffett at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV HERE for as little as $91!

Jimmy Buffett
 
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+3 #4 Michael tabor 38 2017-08-05 03:50
Jimmy 26
The dead heads/ parrot head example is great
Both very little commercial success
But tons of fans & concert goers.
Some do say that Jerry Garcia was a Great Guitar player though.
Don't think buffet fits in that category.
But I would be ok with it.
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+5 #3 Johnette 2014-07-29 13:16
Thanks for finally talking about >Not in Hall of Fame - 148.
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+5 #2 mjy 2014-06-16 17:28
To Jimmy 26. I keep hearing people talk about a few good pop songs. Parrothead's know the Jimmy's very best songs were not just a few pop diddys. My top 10 Jimmy Buffett tunes are not pop tunes. If you want, I will give you a list to study up on and then you can comment.
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+5 #1 jimmy26 -0001-11-30 00:00
i am surrounded by an entire group of friends who are parrotheads. they ahve all seen Buffett doezens of times. they idolize him in the way deadheads loved the dead. only a little more upwardly mobile i on the other hand think he is crap. except for a few good pop songs. but i will never argue against popularity and with that being said he is almost his own genre so he is most definitely influential.
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