I have spent over 50 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. My NEWEST book, "Johnny's Jukebox Word Search: The 60s" has been released and my rock trivia books, “Johnny’s Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Q&A" and "Johnny's Jukebox Trivia” are available along with my two "Paranormal Michigan" books. Make sure you check out my "Haunted Michigan" page found on this site.
When and Where Did Electricity Debut in Michigan?
Electricity came to Michigan in the late 1800s...CLICK IN for a little history!
HAUNTED MICHIGAN: The Ghosts of the Old LaMar Hotel, Grand Rapids
This was once a "3-B"..... Bar, Blues club, and Brothel. Apparitions, handprints, strange sounds & odors, and more weird stuff going on here. CLICK IN for some interesting details!
Photos of Boblo Island, 1890s-1970s
Boblo entertained Michiganders for 85 years before it shut down. CLICK IN to see photos of Boblo through the years!
The 1800s Ojibwe Michigan Town That Means “Is That So?”
This town along the bay in Leelanau County still looks great with old 1800s buildings still standing. CLICK IN for photos!
MICHIGAN TV PITCHMAN #6: The Empire Carpet Guy
The Empire Carpet guy...who was he? Click in and find out a little bit more about this iconic Michigan TV pitchman!
Ghosts of Michigan’s Christmas Past
Going back 100 years or so, click the picture for a look at a handful of Christmas memories that took place in Michigan...
The Day a Michigander Struck Out Babe Ruth
It happened in 1926 when Babe Ruth came to Michigan for an exhibition game. CLICK IN for the details!
Michigan’s Very First Carnival Arrived in 1903
Find out what Michigan's very first carnival was, along with info on the carnivals that took over in the second half of the 20th Century!
The 1830s Town of Hickory Corners, Michigan
Visiting Hickory Corners is like going back in time. CLICK IN for photos and see what I mean...
Photo Gallery of 25 Old Michigan Drive-in Restaurants
In Michigan, there was almost no better teenage pastime than cruisin' and hangin' out at a local drive-in restaurant. CLICK IN to see a photo gallery of 25 Michigan drive-ins!