Quote: "What I want is, I want to go to space... in memory of John Glenn. I'm training." Veteran crooner Jimmy Buffett, who turns 70 on Christmas Day (25Dec16), is serious about achieving his space dreams. Former astronaut Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth in 1962, died last week (ends09Dec16), aged 95. He also became the oldest person to lift off in 1998, when he was 77.
Quote: "I'm a Christmas album, so why not a Christmas album...? It'll be a humorous look at Christmas. I was born on Christmas Day... Baby Jesus stole my birthday." Jimmy Buffett is planning a new holiday album.
Quote: "I am not going to let stupidity or bigotry trump fun for my loyal fans this year." Jimmy Buffett is refusing to cancel two upcoming North Carolina concerts following the introduction of the state's new 'bathroom law', which limits protections for lesbians, gays and transgender people. Bruce Springsteen's cancelled a Greensboro show over the weekend as a protest about the new law.
Quote: "I'd had one glass of rose at half-time. I wasn't even drunk. I got a little disorientated and next thing I knew, I woke up in the pit covered with blood." Easy listening superstar Jimmy Buffett insists he wasn't intoxicated when he tumbled offstage during a gig in Australia in 2011.
Fact: Easy listening superstar Jimmy Buffett is to play a veteran pilot in an upcoming episode of TV hit Hawaii Five-0.
Quote: "This song was written the same year that Elvis died and Elvis was supposed to do this song. Elvis went on to the Graceland in the sky and I got to do it, so thanks King." Jimmy Buffett on the story behind his Margaritaville hit.
Quote: "I've received royalty cheques with the wrong name on it, and Universal has misspelled it on the album cover. In the early days, people would come up to me and go, 'Where's the food?'" Even Jimmy Buffett's record label bosses think he's Jimmy Buffet.
Quote: "Growing up in Alabama, that was the only way to get surf. You know those surfing idiots you see on the news when the hurricanes come? I was one of those." Jimmy Buffett on his wild past.
Fact: Jimmy Buffett, George Clooney's journalist father NICK and spaceman Buzz Aldrin joined presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and top U.S. broadcasters to pay tribute to revered newsman Walter Kronkite in New York on Wednesday (09Sep09). The beloved news anchor died in July (09), aged 92.
Fact: Singer Jimmy Buffett's upcoming album, Buffet Hotel, is named after a whorehouse in Bamako, Africa.
Fact: Rockers MAROON 5 have teamed up with crooner Bill Withers for a new version of his hit LOVELY DAY. The track will feature on the soundtrack of upcoming animated movie HOOT, which also features new tracks from Jimmy Buffett, reggae greats TOOTS + THE MAYTALS and ukulele player JAKE SHIMANBUKURO.
Fact: <p>Star-studded Hurricane Katrina benefit concerts, staged at New York's Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden on 20 September (05) raised over $9 million (GBP5 million) for the cause. The shows featured SIR Elton John, Tom Waits, Jimmy Buffett and The Dave Matthews Band. </p>