Jimmy Buffett, an artist who successfully pioneered a genre called “tropical rock” and promoted an enviable lifestyle described as “island escapism” has passed away from skin cancer complications. He was 76.
The star who is best known for his groovy and hedonistic track ‘Margaritaville’ produced more than 30 albums throughout his career, which spanned many decades.
Nine of these albums were certified platinum or multi-platinum and eight were certified gold. In all, Buffett sold more than 20 million albums and became a billionaire by lending his name to two highly successful bar/restaurant chains called Margaritaville and Cheeseburger in Paradise.
His job was just beach. His art, his philosophy, his religion, his ethos, his million-dollar brand: beach. Just beach.
…in reality, Jimmy Buffett spent a …