Vera Johnson is a well-known Vancouver folk singer who has provided political commentary on current events since 1949. She is famous for creating humorous, original songs on almost any topic: religion, sex, divorce, censorship, liberation, politics and family. Her famous song, "The Fountain", described the "hippie protests" of 1968 Vancouver.
According to her autobiographical essay, Johnson was born in 1920 and learned to sing and play music in 1949. She always viewed her music as a means for political change.