Eagles Pay Tribute To Jimmy Buffett With 2 New Covers

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In honor of the late Jimmy Buffett, the Eagles added two covers of Buffet’s songs at their recent show in New York City.

The Eagle’s performance last Thursday night was the first stop of their ongoing tour. To pay tribute to Buffett who passed away on September 1, the band covered two of his songs. Before they performed Buffett’s 1974 song “Come Monday,” Don Henley said:

“Jimmy Buffett is now sailing on that cosmic ocean, having that cheeseburger with Glenn [Frey] and Randy [Meisner].
“We always liked to laugh and say we survived the ’70s together.”

Prior to their performance of “Fins,” Joe Walsh then put on a “parrot head” hat and added:

“Jimmy and I got thrown out of some of the finest hotels in the world.”

Buffett has a long history with the Eagles. In 1975, the late singer opened for the band at a show in Columbia, South Carolina. In a 2016 interview with Billboard, Buffett recalled.

“Mixed emotions were flowing, fear, excitement, and a lot of ‘what ifs’ were running through my head when the door suddenly opened, and in walked Glenn Frey.
“That was the first time we met. He greeted me and the band warmly, thanked us for being there, and said to me how much he loved ‘A Pirate Looks at 40.’ He wished us luck and then went back out the door. That was the beginning of a long and lovely friendship.”

In 1979, Buffett even collaborated with them and provided backing vocals on their song “The Greeks Don’t Want No Freaks.” When the Eagles was inducted in 1998 into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Buffett said about them:

“I was the apprentice in the workshop, and I was glad to be there.
“It was the little things I was privileged to witness backstage that helped me survive and become a better performer.”

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