John was quite the ukulele historian. We sat in awe, while John King, John Traqueda and Jim Beloff cited the history of the ukulele. John's humbleness was surprizing, as his playing was phenominal. I remember a small rubber pad he palced between his torso and the uke, so it would not slip during his lightning fast chord changes. John brought smiles to our faces and music into our hearts. Our prayers go out to John, his family and friends.