You can watch the complete conversation with Jimmy Buffett and New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton on Facebook. Buffett sings the song “Breathe In, Breath Out, Move On”.
Bill Withers died on Monday from heart complications at the age of 81. He was best known for 1970s hits including “Lean on Me,” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine”. Bill and Jimmy sang “Playin’ the Loser Again” on Buffett’s album “License to Chill” in 2004.
Jimmy Buffett performs “Lean on Me” in tribute to his friend.
From the Hollywood Reporter: “Herman Wouk, Author of ‘The Caine Mutiny’ and ‘The Winds of War,’ Dies at 103”
Herman Wouk, the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Caine Mutiny that became a Broadway hit and then a Columbia Pictures classic that starred Humphrey Bogart in a career-defining performance, has died. He was 103.
Wouk died Friday in his sleep at his home in Palm Springs, his literary agent Amy Rennert told the Associated Press.
Wouk wrote the Caribbean-set 1965 comedy “Don’t Stop the Carnival”, which Jimmy Buffett used as the basis for a 1998 album and short-lived musical.
The musical “Don’t Stop the Carnival” had a six week run at the Coconut Grove playhouse in Miami in April 1997. The musical then had a run at the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas in 2001.
From the Golf Channel: “Jimmy Buffett caddies at U.S. Senior Women’s Open”
Jimmy Buffett has worn many hats in his career – musician, best-selling author, businessman, and now … caddie.
Buffett was at Chicago Golf Club Monday to caddie for Patricia Ehrhart during a practice round at the U.S. Senior Women’s Open.
Ehrhart was a semifinalist at the 2017 U.S. Women’s Senior Amateur, and she also works as the travel and event manager for the Margaritaville Surf Team. Buffett, of course, serves as the captain, and Ehrhart’s three daughters are competitive surfers.
But there’s more than just the matter of convenience: Ehrhart is Buffett’s niece.
From the New York Post: “How the biggest celebrities spent New Year’s Eve”
The most over-the-top New Year’s Eve bash on the jet-set circuit was once again Roman Abramovich’s soiree in St. Barts, where guests welcomed 2017 as Sir Paul McCartney sang “Auld Lang Syne” with Jimmy Buffett.
The Beatle had climbed onstage as a surprise performer earlier in the evening during a set by the Killers held in a villa in the Gustavia section of the island.
McCartney captured the audience’s stunned response, saying from the stage, “What is going on?” before he and the band’s lead singer, Brandon Flowers, performed The Beatles’ 1968 hit, “Helter Skelter.” The rock ’n’ roll icon was also spotted dancing up a storm with his wife, Nancy Shevell, on the villa’s terrace overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
The Russian billionaire’s other guests included model Karlie Kloss, Stella McCartney, actress Carey Lowell, Calvin Klein, Jann Wenner, photographer Johnny Pigozzi, and John McEnroe and his wife, Patty Smyth.
Legendary Hawaii concert promoter and radio DJ Tom “Uncle Tom” Moffatt passed away in the comfort of his home on Monday. He was 85 years young.
Jimmy Buffett posted on Facebook while visiting Cuba this week: Tom Moffatt was the voice of Hawaii to locals and visitors alike. As a promoter, he brought every kind of music imaginable to the islands. I happened to be one of those lucky coconuts that dropped from his tree.
The first time I ever played for him was in October 1979, opening for the Eagles at Aloha stadium. When I met Tom the first time at that gig, I remember thinking, “This guy has the best job in the world. He lives in paradise, plays music on the radio and promotes shows under the stars.” It wasn’t long before we were doing more than business together. We became friends. (continue reading)
From Venues Today: Moffatt was a true gentleman and everyone liked him, to the extent that big name acts like Elton John and Jimmy Buffett wouldn’t play Hawaii with anyone but Moffatt. Bradley recalled when Moffatt took Buffett to Tahiti many, many years ago and when they landed, they asked the venue manager how many tickets had been sold. He said, “None, but we’ve had some phone calls.”
Moffatt and Buffett immediately hit the street handing out flyers and saved the day. That was before Tahiti became a good routing option, especially for reggae.
Photo: Buffett and Tom Moffatt on the set of Hawaii Five-0 back in 2013 (read more).