Jack Johnson Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

10th December 2013

Fact: Jack Johnson and The Roots have teamed up to record a reworked version of Christmas classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for charity. The group's performance of the popular tune from U.S. show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, during which Johnson and his one-off backing band all wore matching red Christmas sweaters, is now available to download on iTunes - and all proceeds will benefit the Red Cross typhoon relief effort in the Philippines.

26th August 2013

Quote: "Surfing is the only thing I do that gets me any exercise - when I go on tour, I usually gain 10 or 15 pounds because I'm not surfing. At home (in Hawaii) we come straight from the ocean into the studio." Surfer-turned-singer-songwriter Jack Johnson on how he stays fit.

17th June 2013

Fact: Jack Johnson and Daryl Hall & John Oates will share top billing with kids' act Yo Gabba Gabba at the 2013 Life is Good Festival in Massachusetts. The two-day family event will be held at Prowse Farm in Canton on 21 and 22 September (13). The Roots, Dawes and Amos Lee are also on the bill.

25th May 2010

Quote: "The first time I had a job at a pizza place, I saved up my own money to buy my own Jimi Hendrix tape at this, like, hippie shop. I picked up Electric Ladyland... I went on this camping trip with my dad and just listened to that album over and over. When I hear that album now, it just takes me back to those old camping trips with my dad." Jack Johnson on his first big musical purchase.

24th May 2010

Fact: Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson played guitar in a punk covers band when he was in high school.

18th February 2009

Fact: Reggae star Ziggy Marley has recruited Paul Simon, Jack Johnson and Willie Nelson to collaborate on his first children's album FAMILY TIME. Bob Marley's eldest son has also enlisted his mother RITA as well as actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who will narrate two stories on the CD, due in May (09).

20th November 2008

Quote: Country star Taylor Swift has surf rocker Jack Johnson's TAYLOR as her ringtone. She says, "I ignore the fact that the song is probably about a prostitute or a stripper."

1st May 2008

Quote: "When they don't take all the red M+Ms out of the bowls backstage." Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson on what upsets him before playing a show.

10th March 2008

Fact: Jack Johnson wrote and recorded a heartbreaking song about a dying polar bear cub for the ARCTIC TALE nature documentary, but the tune was cut from the soundtrack.

29th January 2008

Quote: "I never listened to THE Beach Boys." Surf rocker Jack Johnson wasn't inspired by the SURFIN' U.S.A. stars.

9th May 2007

Fact: The Sixth Sense star Toni Collette's band THE FINISH will be among the groups performing alongside Jack Johnson and Crowded House at Australia's Live Earth benefit in July (07).

2nd December 2005

Fact: <p>Avid table tennis player Ben Stiller was so delighted to discover rocker Jack Johnson was a keen ping pong fan when he appeared in the singer's TAYLOR video he sent him a top-of-the-line Kettler table as a wrap gift on the promo. </p>

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