“Every time I play that guitar now, it’ll remind me of what a great man Jimmy was”: Paul McCartney, James Taylor and Zac Brown pay tribute to Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett playing guitar onstage in 2021
(Image credit: Sun Sentinel / Getty Images)

Songwriter, businessman and tropical rock icon Jimmy Buffett died on September 1, aged 76. 

In a testament to his rich and varied life, tributes have since poured in from all over the music world and well beyond – with everyone from Presidents (Biden and Clinton), to sports teams, film stars and members of the business community offering their memories of the laid-back icon. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.