Jackson was an angry and confused young man, trapped in a world that made no sense to him. He was full of questions that could get no answers, and his stifled curiosity turned into anger. But he was rescued by wild-eyed, long-haired radicals in brightly colored cars who promised him a chance to learn the truth. Jackson went onto become of the greatest band leaders ever recorded, outliving almost all of his contemporaries. Freedom and purpose calmed him, and he grew from an angry young man into a wise, gentle soul. Now the oldest member of his camp, he sees the young people under his care as his family and his role as their mentor, protector, and guide.