Johnny Jackson Music Bio

Jonitunes and Cosmosity Music


  • Grew up obsessed with Rock and Roll, American Bandstand and Rodgers and Hammerstein Musicals
  • Especially fond of the Everly Brothers, Elvis and Fats Domino
  • Played cornet and French horn in Jr. High band


  • Influenced by the British invasion, country, rock and folk artists
  • Favorites included Beatles, Youngbloods, Airplane, Dead, Peter, Paul and Mary, Gordon Lightfoot, and Eric Andersen
  • First Guitar in 1964, self taught
  • Performed in local coffee houses in Northeastern Ohio


  • Played bass for a psychedelic rock band in Philadelphia called ‘Warmth’ while a freshman at the Philadelphia College of Art (PCA)
  • Opened at The Trauma for Gary Pucket and the Union Gap


  • Co-founder of Johnny’s Dance Band (JDB) as singer/songwriter/guitarist/bassist while at PCA
  • Recorded at Sigma Sound
  • Performed at local clubs, college dances, frat parties


  • Re-formed JDB
  • Toured regionally from Washington to Boston


  • Signed to RCA/Windsong
  • Recorded in NYC at Jimi Hendrix Electric Lady Studio
  • Managed by Management 3 in New York, NY


  • Primary songwriter on the first JDB album but left band soon after


  • Founded Boomer, Philadelphia
  • Produced and recorded demo “Time Delay” at Studio 4 in Wayne, PA, with Phil and Joe Nicolo
  • Co-produced by Bobby Lenti, lead guitarist for JDB
  • Headlined the Main Point and local clubs for 6 months
  • Demo’s rejected by a dozen record companies
  • Semi-retired from music until JDB reunion circa 1999-2000


  • Wrote and recorded the theme song for the Reading Phillies Baseball Club, “Baseballtown, the song” followed by a surge of songwriting, recording and productions
  • Created, produced and released a demo of six original country tunes entitled Gettin’ My Feet Wet
  • Established Jackson Music, West Reading, PA Cosmosity Music Publishing Co., ASCAP, and website:


  • Recorded with Karl Frick at his Lakestone Studios in Barto, PA
  • Created the Jonitunes Songbook.


  • Produced and released a CD entitled “Songs from Baseballtown” in association with the Reading Fightin Phils
  • CD currently on sale at First Energy Stadium, Reading PA. Proceeds benefit Baseballtown Charities


  • Produced and released a CD entitled “Round trip”, featuring Boomer’s 1979 demos “Time Delay” and new productions co-produced and performed with Karl Frick at Lakestone Studios
  • Solo performances in Reading, PA and with Johnny and the Boys


  • Recorded new theme song for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Baseball Club, AAA Philadelphia Phillies farm club entitled Swing It Like an Iron Pig

2012 – Present

  • Began recording with John LeVasseur at his studio: Sound Design Music Studio near Lancaster PA.
  • Recorded new theme song for the Reading Phillies Baseball Club entitled “That Dang Fightins Tune,” played at every home game
  • Released Dues CD co-produced and mastered by John LeVasseur
  • Currently recording new Jonitunes