Buffett Sings at Cronkite Memorial

posted September 9th, 2009 at 10:54 am

by Josh Martin

This morning Jimmy Buffett spoke briefly and performed at a memorial service for his friend Walter Cronkite in New York City.

Before singing “Son of a Son of a Sailor”, Buffett told a quick story about Ed Bradley and Cronkite:

Buffett, recounting the anchor’s response when he asked, on behalf of pal Ed Bradley, for Walter’s blessing to wear an earring on 60 Minutes. “He said, ‘It doesn’t matter where he wears an earring as long as it was a good story,'” Buffett recalled. “But he said, ‘If I was going to wear an earring on 60 Minutes, I’d wear one of those big, long hanging ones.”

Here’s video of the performance. Jimmy was joined by Mac McAnally and Mickey Hart:

If you are viewing this in your e-mail, you must visit BuffettWorld.com to watch the video

Tagged in Personal/Family, Special Appearances, Television, TV Appearances, Videos

  • coolbreeze2444

    Thanks Josh!

  • coolbreeze2444

    I just grabbed this off of http://www.cbsnews.com

    Jimmy Buffett sang his classic “Son of a Son of a Sailor” for his sailing buddy Cronkite.

    But before that, he had a warm recollection of seeking some advice for a mutual friend, the late “60 Minutes” correspondent Ed Bradley.

    After a sail, “the sun was down, the rum was out, and I said, ‘Walter, Ed called me and he’s thinking about wearing an earring on ’60 Minutes.'”

    Buffett said Cronkite responded: “It doesn’t matter if he wears an earring, as long as it’s a good story.” Then Cronkite added impishly: “If I was going to wear an earring on ’60 Minutes,’ I’d wear one of those big, long dangly ones.”

  • Terrisita

    Thanks for sharing, Josh. I missed it this morning.


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