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Gardens, Marvin

Another of Jimmy Buffett’s pseudonyms/fictional characters who was named after a place on a version of the Monopoly board-game as an original imaginary member of the first Coral Reefer Band with Kitty Litter, Kay Pasa and Al Vacado .

Being brought to fame as a songwriter he was credited with writing “Why Don’t We Get Drunk (and Screw)” and “A Love Song (With a Different Point of View)”, which perhaps took the heat off Jimmy Buffett from his somewhat controversial lyrics.

In 1989 though it was decided that Marvin had his day and a tribute and obituary was sent out to various papers, which led to it being published in the Sarasota Herald Tribune.

Listed as playing the maracas and beer cans, his name appears as a member of the Coral Reefer Band on Jimmy Buffett’s A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean.

Here’s Jimmy Buffett’s “Why Don’t We Get Drunk (and Screw)” which was written under the pseudonym of Marvin Gardens…