Paul Johnson


Oral History Information

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Musician, Guitarist

Paul Johnson formed one of the early surf bands in Southern California during the golden era of instrumental music. As a guitarist and songwriter, Paul performed and recorded in the days before the Beach Boys, when it was common for an instrumental recording to be on the Top Ten lists. Over the years Paul has written about the surf bands and the many hits that came from that era. He has performed over the years as much to play the music he loves as he does to bring the music to younger generations.