I have spent 55 years as an entertainer: Rock musician/singer, TV host, author, columnist, actor, producer, emcee and radio broadcaster. The 16th U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln, is my cousin. Favorite actors/actresses include: Clint Eastwood, Dustin Hoffman, Johnny Depp, Susan Sarandon and Richard Dreyfuss. As for favorite television shows, nowadays everything on TV stinks (unless it's a historic documentary). Favorite music of all-time includes surf, psychedelia, garage bands, Motown and just plain ol’ good time Rock & Roll. I have eight books out: "Johnny's Jukebox Word Search: The 60s", “Johnny’s Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Q&A", "Johnny's Jukebox Trivia”, "Paranormal Michigan", "Paranormal Michigan 2", "Steve The Cat", "Monster Memes #1" and "Monster Memes #2". Make sure you check out my "Haunted Michigan" page, too!
Funny Postcards From Michigan: 1800s-1953
We've all seen 'em and most of us have bought 'em. Here's a gallery full of 'funny' Michigan postcards going back as far as the 1800s!
What Lies Under Higgins Lake, Lake Michigan, and the St. Joseph River?
See an underwater sinkhole, sunken boats, and assorted junk at the bottoms of these Michigan waters!
Pine Knob Gets Its Old Name Back (and the Very First Concert, 1972)
Recognize this lad? He was Pine Knob's very first concert performer. Check out some Pine Knob info and memorabilia here...
Carnival Carnies, Game Booths & Sideshows: 1900-1940s
While growing up in Michigan, carnivals were the kings of summer! Here's a collection of old games, sideshows, and carnies from 1900-1940s!
Inside Henry Ford’s 1908 (First?) Mansion, Detroit, Michigan
Ford's 1908 is now for sale...for almost a million bucks. Take a look inside...
Was This Person Michigan’s First Female Serial Killer?
From Detroit's Delray neighborhood, Rose Veres went down in history as killing a dozen of her boarders from 1920-1931...but is it true?
Clint Eastwood’s 2018 Film “The Mule” Was Based on a Michigan Arrest
Leo Sharp's arrest on I-94 near Ann Arbor was the basis for Clint Eastwood's 2018 film. Here's Leo's story in a brief nutshell...
Did the “Smiley Face” Murderer(s) Strike in Michigan?
The "Smiley Face" murders occurred in eleven states. Did one happen in Michigan? Here are details...
Three Forgotten Michigan Criminals You Probably Never Heard Of
Here are three Michigan criminals from the 1920s-1930s whose names have mostly been forgotten by time.....
‘The Moonwalk’ Existed As Far Back As the Late 1800s
Over half a century before Michael Jackson was even born, variations of the 'Moonwalk' were already being performed on stage and on film. Take a look!