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Mississippi’s Own
Son of a Son of a Sailor
Sets out on His Final Adventure.

A poet. A pirate. A court jester at heart.

Jimmy Buffett was born in Pascagoula on Christmas day, 1946. He first caught the entertainment bug playing and singing on the steps of “the Hub” while a student at his alma mater, the University of Southern Mississippi.

Over his 50-year career, Jimmy sold 20+ million albums worldwide. Embarked on 40+ tours. Authored three #1 best-sellers. And his beach anthem, “Margaritaville,” became known as “the most lucrative song ever written.”

When Jimmy set sail on his final voyage, he was ranked #18 on Forbes’ list of the Richest Celebrities of All Time. But his greatest riches are not measured in dollars and cents. They’re measured in a pirate’s treasure of golden sunsets and bejeweled seas. And in the memories of those who live by his lyrics and are moved by his melodies.

Fair winds and following seas to our native son of a son of a sailor.

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