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B. John Burns, author and songwriter

B. John Burns is an obscure Johnston, Iowa songwriter celebrating his Golden Jubilee in 2022. Since writing "Last Airport Home" in September 1972, John has written approximately 5,000 songs in nearly every genre of music. He has appeared in 25 states, and continues to perform his tunes for mostly small, intimate audiences on piano, guitar, and ukulele.


To put food on the table, John has worked as a busboy, a stereo salesman, a bank messenger, a criminal defense attorney, a grill cook, a Pinkerton guard, a political organizer, a bank bookkeeper, a published author, a paid actor, and a martial arts instructor. Through it all, he has continued to write music on nearly a daily basis.