Related Information for John Flynn Few people who knew singer-songwriter John Flynn as a boy would have predicted the path his life would take. A self-professed "painfully straight" arrow, as a senior at Ridley High in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the former altar boy who once strummed a New Year's Day banjo in the world famous Mummers parade was named president of the National Honor Society and Scholar Athlete of the Year while receiving two congressional nominations to the United States Naval Acade.. read more