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USM to unveil marker at spot where pop legends Buffett, Taylor first jammed

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The University of Southern Mississippi is officially marking the spot where two pop music legends first met and performed together.

On Saturday at 10 a.m., USM will unveil a bronze plaque near The Hub bearing the names of singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett and harmonica player Greg "Fingers" Taylor.

The two jammed together for the first time on the steps of the building nearly 45 years ago.

Buffett, who graduated in 1969, was playing guitar and entertaining students in between night classes when Taylor asked to join in.

The two would later perform in Buffett's Coral Reefer Band from 1974-2001 and recorded several hit songs together.

Friends and/or family members of both Buffet and Taylor are expected to attend the ceremony, which will take place before the Southern Miss-Old Dominion football game.

Both Buffett and Taylor are inductees in the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

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