★ROCK STAR MONDAY★: JACK JOHNSON

This week in ★ROCK STAR MONDAY★:  JACK JOHNSON   Jack Johnson was born and raised in Hawaii.  His father Jeff Johnson, was a well known surfer.  Following in his father's footsteps, Jack began surfing when he was 5.  He was good enough to get sponsored by Quicksilver and was the youngest surfer to get invited to the Pipeline Masters at age 17.  Even though he began teaching himself to play the guitar at 14, and writing songs at 16, he wasn't thinking music.  He was on the track of pro surfer.  That track ended when he hit a reef during the Masters.  He almost drowned, broke his nose and required 150 stitches.  His next path was film school.  Jack went to UC Santa Barbara, studied film and made films on....... you guessed it!  Surf movies.  :)   He was still strumming his guitar, but he was focused on making films, and made 2 documentaries, 'Thicker Than Water' and 'The September Session.'  Even though he...
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