The Hub Where Buﬀett Met “Fingers”
One evening in the early 1970s, a Southern Miss sophomore was, as he later recalled, "just wandering through The Hub,...and there was this guy with long blonde hair and a mustache playing...to about five little old ladies on break from their night class.” Captivated by the sounds he was hearing, the young man, who had recently been honing his own skills on the harmonica, asked if he could sit in on a number or two. "So we got up there,” he remembered, "and it was just sort of a chemistry, just one of those things."
The student was, as he came to be known, Greg "Fingers” Taylor, and the guitar-strumming singer was a recent Southern Miss grad named Jimmy Buffett. "The next day,” says Taylor, "I was driving him to his parents'' house in Mobile, the sun was coming up, and Jimmy was singing; there was a bonding that occurred there at that point; we knew that we were going to play music together somewhere down the line."
James William Buffett graduated with
Erected by The University of Southern Mississippi.
Location. 31° 19.687′ N, 89° 19.955′ W. Marker is in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in Forrest County. Marker is on College Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 College Drive, Hattiesburg MS 39401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clyde Kennard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roberts Schoolhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Demonstration School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hub City Lodge No 627 (approx. half a mile away); Veterans of All Wars Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Hattiesburg High School (approx. 2.2 miles away); St. Paul Methodist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); McLeod House (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hattiesburg.
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