On June 28, 1985, on the Sleepless Knights tour, when performing at Timberwolf Amphitheatre at Kings Island in Cincinnati Ohio,
Jimmy commented on all those crazy folks in the crowd wearing Hawaiian shirts
and parrot hats and who keep coming back to every show. "Just like DeadHeads,"
Timothy B. Schmidt (who also played Bass for the Eagles between stints with the Coral-Reefer Band)
replied, "yeah, Parrot Heads!" and the rest is history.
Several Members of our Club, were part of that notorious audience at that Historic show..............
Jimmy on Whoopi Goldberg's Show, December, 1992
Jimmy on The Arsenio Hall Show, June, 1990
Jimmy's interview on Radio Margaritaville, before Cincinnati show in Aug 22, 2005
When Jimmy is asked, about the origin of the name Parrot Head, this is Jimmy's story and he's sticking to it.
Thanks to conched, and Buffetnews, for this copy of the old article in the Coconut Telegraph, documenting the Event in Jimmy's own words
Our Story "Pre You"............
Pam was living in Richmond Va. working and raising her daughter. She was an
active member of the Richmond PHC. Cheryl, was living here in Cincinnati,
married, working, and a member of the Virtual PHC.
In the year 2000 .... Pam married Cincinnatian, Steve Inglish, and
with her daughter, Relocated to Cincinnati - leaving all of her PHriends, and
family back in Virginia. Prior to moving here, Pam did a search and found that
there was no local PHC in Cincinnati. (A Cincinnati club had existed, and been
disbanded years before.) Meanwhile, Cheryl was here wishing there was a local
club. Both Pam and Cheryl, (independently) decided to get information about how
to start a local PHC. Next step, fate, and Peter Mayer, played a hand. Cheryl
and Pam(once again indepently) made a Road trip to Columbus, Ohio for a March
3o, Peter Mayer Concert, at the Firehouse. They met, of all places, in the
Restroom at that concert.. Started talking, and the club was born 2 months
later. ( WOW! something good can come out of the long line in the ladies room.)
The first meeting in May of 2001, was held at By Golly?s - a small, local
Milford, Ohio Club. Because Jimmy was on the Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Tour. The meetings were scheduled on Tuesday Night. Attending the first
meeting, were 6 people. Pam ,Cheryl, Brenda, Maryann, Clint and Wade Ballard, a
member of an upstate PHC in South Carolina, who had seen info about the meeting
on COBO (Church of Buffett Orthodox) and happened to be working in Cincinnati
The first club officers were: Pam Inglish- President Clint Coldwell - Vice
President Cheryl Wilson - Treasurer Maryann Gerrein - Secretary
? The Cincy Parrot Head Club, was chartered with Parrot Heads in Paradise,
July, 2001. After holding a few more meetings in Milford, The meetings moved to
the Highlands Lounge, at the Norwood Quality Inn, taking over an area of their
restaurant. Meetings were held there for about a year, when they closed to
renovate, the meetings were moved to the Ohio river, to The Covington
entertainment complex. In Time, it moved again, this time to Burbanks
restaurant, in Sharonville. During this time, Cheryl became active in Parrot
Heads in Paradise (PHIP) convention committees, and her involvement in the
Virtual Parrot Head Club increased, leading to her being elected president of
the Virtual PHC. Her active participation in the Cincinnati Club lessened. In
2003, we officially changed the name from Cincy PHC, to our Current Cincinnati
Parrot Head Club. as the club grew we outgrew Burbanks, and found our current