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!
This Man From Michigan Was a Member of Two Successful Groups of the 60s
A handful of hits under his belt, yet he goes mostly unnoticed by so-called "rock historians"...
Jackson County Fair: A Michigan Favorite From 1853 to the 2000s
The fair has had its ups and downs but it still hangs in, year after year...
The Ghost Town That Set a Record for the Largest Single-Day Snowfall: Herman, Michigan
...and on top of that, this is now considered to be one of Michigan's ghost towns. Old and new photos are here...
Michigan Has False Widow Spiders…I Found One on My Neck
The spider with a skull on its back...and we have them!
Is There a Wall Somewhere at the Bottom of Michigan’s Walled Lake?
Here are images of something odd at the bottom of Walled Lake...also vintage town photos and satellite shots of sunken boats in the lake!
110 Years of Happy Couples: Michigan Marriages, 1839-1949
Like a horse & carriage? Sometimes like ketchup & ice cream. Here are some happy (and not-so-happy) wedded couples...
Inside the Abandoned Inn & Conference Center: Niles, Michigan
Wow...wait'll you read some of the comments that were left by former customers...
Inside the Abandoned Ford Plant and the Search for Henry Ford’s Old Office: Highland Park, Michigan
Take a tour through Henry Ford's old Model T plant...and see his old office...
The Barnyards & Farmyards of Michigan: 1890-1922
These old farms are pure Michigania.....and Americana!
Michigan Fairgrounds: 1890s-1970s
Local fairs could be set up anywhere: parking lots, fields, streets...even somebody's back yard.