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Cincinnati's ties to the term “Parrot Head”

The term "Parrot Head" was coined in 1985 at a Jimmy Buffett concert at the Timberwolf Amphitheater in Cincinnati, OH. (file) The term "Parrot Head" was coined in 1985 at a Jimmy Buffett concert at the Timberwolf Amphitheater in Cincinnati, OH. (file)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Jimmy Buffett is headed back to the Queen City Tuesday. But did you ever wonder where the term “Parrot Head” or “Parrothead” the commonly used nickname for fans of Jimmy Buffett came from? 

Well we may have the answer.

The term "Parrot Head" was coined in 1985 at a Jimmy Buffett concert at the Timberwolf Amphitheater in Cincinnati, OH.

Buffett has said numerous times that he attributes much of his fame to this area. At the show, Buffett commented about everyone wearing Hawaiian shirts and parrot hats and how they kept coming back to see his shows, just like Deadheads.

Timothy B. Schmit, then a member of the Coral Reefer Band, coined the term "Parrot Head" to describe each of those fans.

In 2011, there were 239 Parrothead Club chapters in the United States, Canada and Australia, spanning 3 different countries, 47 states and 3 Canadian provinces. The total membership in 2011 was almost 28,000 members.

In the ten-year period 2002-2011, member clubs of the international Parrothead organization raised over $26.2 million to support charitable organizations, and collectively worked almost 2.9 million hours of community service.

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