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!
Gasburg, the “Once-Upon-a-Town” in Jackson County
Finding history on this former town was challenging, but I did find a little...take a look.
WWII Concentration Camp Guard Discovered Hiding in Michigan, 2003
A former WW2 concentration camp guard, hiding in Michigan, said he was an unwilling kid when he was made to watch over prisoners. The story is here.
Abandoned Grandparents’ Trailers in Northern Michigan
Hidden out of view to passing motorists, this abandoned homestead features an old 1956 automobile that had the keys still in it. Take a look...
The Ghost Town of Sitka, Newaygo County
Beginning in 1868, it was 'the little town that tried' but failed to grow - especially after its only store was destroyed. Now it sits all alone in the countryside. Take a look!
The Legend of Spikehorn Meyer and His Bear Den
It was a place where bears and humans roamed freely together until conservation officers took him to court. Here's the happy - and sad - Legend of Spikehorn Meyer...
Gallery of Michigan Zoos: 1910-1950s
This gallery includes twenty vintage Michigan zoos, some not around anymore. Remember how fun it was? When was the last time YOU visited one?
Michigan Towns Covered in Snow: 1900-1950s
As our yearly winter snowfalls keep diminishing in number, here's a look back at over 60 Michigan towns buried in snow, going back over 100 years!
Michigan Lover’s Lanes – Remember Them?
Awww...a couple on Lover's Lane. Do we still have any? Here are some photos of vintage Michigan Lover's Lanes and dating couples going back to the early 1900s!
A Gallery of Michigan Ghost Towns, 1870-1930
The great thing about Michigan Ghost Towns is - wherever you are in the state, there's always one nearby. Take a look at this gallery!
Scary Santas, Creepy Clauses, and Kids
Santa Claus is great but some of his impersonators are too scary...even for adults! Here are some Scary Santas and photos with kids, going back over 100 years!