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How Jimmy Buffett Turned a Song Into a $100M Empire

'Margaritaville' isn't just a song—it's an industry

(Newser) - Jimmy Buffett's 1977 hit "Margaritaville" is not the world's most popular song—but it is probably the world's most lucrative. There are now 27 Margaritavilles worldwide, the newest of which, in Atlantic City, is comprised of restaurants, a casino, bars, and stores; these days, you can... More »

Jimmy Buffett Hospitalized After Falling Off Stage

Fall left him unconscious and with a gash on his head

(Newser) - Jimmy Buffett was rushed to the hospital with a head injury after falling off the stage at his final Sydney concert last night, Australia’s Daily Telegraph reports. One audience member tells TMZ a flashing light may have caused Buffett to fall as he walked along the edge of the... More »

Jimmy Buffett on Oil Spill: 'This Will Pass'

Singer's going ahead with $50M hotel even as tar balls wash ashore

(Newser) - The timing might be a bit off for tourists hoping to waste away, but that doesn't bother Jimmy Buffett, who's planning to open a 162-room Margaritaville hotel in Pensacola Beach in a week. As tar balls came ashore yesterday, Buffett said he had no plans to delay the opening. "... More »

Dylan's Favorite Songwriters

What do Warren Zevon, Jimmy Buffet and Gordon Lightfoot all have in common?

(Newser) - Bob Dylan is one of the most widely influential living songwriters—but who has influenced him? Bill Flanagan got Dylan to dish on some of his favorite songwriters for the Huffington Post. The winners? Jimmy Buffett, Gordon Lightfoot, Randy Newman, John Prine, and Guy Clark all got nods. Though Dylan’... More »

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