Kingsley Looker part 2
Kingsley Looker's legacy to surf history is less about his prowess in the water and more about his trail blazing alternative career path. Kingsley was the original pro-surfer turned professional musician. He paved the way for the likes of Jack Jonhson, Tim Curran, Rob Machado, Neal Purchase Jr and Andrew Kidman.
It is true that his red rose on the grand piano lacks some of the laid back surf cool of Johnson or Kidman. But he was the first to get paid for pulling into barrels at Manly by day and paid again to sing Billy Joel at Steps Cocktail bar, Cremorne by night.
Hey sing me a song your the piano man.......