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Jimmy Buffett plays at UK’s Memorial Coliseum, 1977

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Musician Jimmy Buffett performs at the University of Kentucky's Memorial Coliseum, Sept. 30, 1977. The musician is known for his "island escapism" lifestyle tune and he has a devoted fan base known as "Parrotheads." Together with his Coral Reefer Band, Buffett played before 8,000 for a two-hour set at Memorial. Tickets for the show were $6 and $5. During the show Buffett recalled the first time he played UK. It was at the student center grill and he said he was a young entertainer trying to make ends meet on the "coffeehouse circuit". At the same time Buffett played on the UK campus, country singer Charley Pride performed at Rupp Arena. Photo by Mike Kearney | staff file photo. Published in the Oct. 3, 1977 Lexington Herald

Jimmy Buffett performed at the University of Kentucky’s Memorial Coliseum on Sept. 30, 1977. Buffett is known for his “island escapism” lifestyle tunes, and he has a devoted fan base known as “Parrotheads.” Together with his Coral Reefer Band, Buffett played before 8,000 fans for a two-hour set at Memorial. Tickets for the show were $6 and $5. During the show, Buffett recalled the first time he played UK. It was at the student center grill, and he said he was a young entertainer trying to make ends meet on the “coffeehouse circuit.” Click here to read the review of the concert. On the same date that Buffett played on the UK campus, country singer Charley Pride performed at Rupp Arena. Photo by Mike Kearney | Staff. Published in the Lexington Herald on Oct. 3, 1977.

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