Happy Birthday Jack Johnson 42 Singer/songwriter and guitarist known for his acoustic guitar-based folk rock songs. He first gained attention for his 2001 debut album Brushfire Fairytales. His best known songs include "Flake," "Better Together," and "Banana Pancakes." Before Fame:He graduated with a degree in film from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was inspired to pursue music after listening to Jimi Hendrix.