Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Gone but Not Forgotten: Jimmy Buffet and Steve Harwell

The past handful of days a number of musical talents have passed, with Jimmy Buffet and Steve Harwell (the original leader singer of Smash Mouth) both being a bummer to hear about. Buffet was known for building a business empire of food, drinks, and resorts thanks to his laid-back persona and a little help from the song, "Margaritaville." He had a long career that spanned genres and passed of skin cancer. Steve Harwell and Smash Mouth had a number of hits that got stuck in your head. One of my favorite, "Saturday Night Live," skits ever touched upon that years ago with Smash Mouth haunting a little girl's closet singing, "All-Star," whenever her parents left the room. Harwell passed due to liver failure from years of alcohol abuse. Buffet and Harwell both are associated with a lot of tunes in my head and I wish the loved ones they are survived by the best.

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