One night in 1977 in Austin, Texas Jimmy Buffett wrote a song that would go on to define his entire music career.
Today “Margaritaville” is part of our collective pop music consciousness.
“Margaritaville” never was a Billboard #1 hit — the highest it got was #8 — but it has lived on foe decades.
In 1989 Buffett — a big fan of short stories — wrote a whole book of them, calling it Tales From Margaritaville.” And that’s when I had the chance t talk with him.
So here now, from 1989, Jimmy Buffett.
Jimmy Buffett is 76 now. Largely because of Margaritaville” he’s a billionaire.
In addition to his music, he owns the Margaritaville Cafe restaurant chain.
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