Hailing from the Pacific North West of the USA in the early to mid 1960's, the Sonics were a legendary hard hitting rock and roll outfit whose influence (not unlike that of the Velvet Underground) extended way beyond their limited market. Bands such as the Stooges, Kinks, The Fall, the Sex Pistols and the White Stripes have all acknowledged the influence that they drew from the music and attitude of The Sonics, and Nirvana's Kurt Cobain said of the band "They got the most amazing drum sound I've ever heard. Still to this day, it's still my favorite drum sound."
John's biggest moment singleswise was the hit "Don't Be A Dummy", which was originally recorded for a Lee Cooper advert. He had previously played guitar with Thin Lizzy and Atomic Rooster. The single is taken from his album "The World's Not Big Enough".