John has spent over 50 years as an entertainer: Rock musician/singer, TV host, author, columnist, actor, producer, emcee and radio broadcaster. John and 16th U.S. president Abraham Lincoln are cousins. 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 an historic documentary). Favorite music of all-time includes surf, psychedelia, garage bands, Motown and just plain ol’ good time Rock & Roll. His rock trivia book, “Johnny’s Jukebox Trivia” was published in 2002 and has a new Rock 'n Roll book that will be available Spring 2018. Make sure you check out his "Haunted Michigan" page found on this site!
Are There Too Few Historical Markers in Jackson?
Jackson is one of Michigan's most historic cities with a handful of Historical Markers to prove it - but there should be more. CLICK IN and read!
MICHIGAN MONSTER: The Creature of Torch Lake
Some kind of rumored creature that lurks at the bottom of Torch Lake has kept people talking for decades. CLICK IN to get the location and info!
HAUNTED MICHIGAN: The ‘Ada Witch’ of Findlay Cemetery
When the "Blair Witch" film came out twenty years ago, interest was peaked in Michigan's 'Ada Witch' that haunts a local cemetery. CLICK IN for details and location...
The ‘Poorest Town in Michigan’? I Don’t Think So!
This secluded Michigan village has been called the poorest in the state and a ghost town. But I disagree with both. CLICK IN for details and location!
HISTORIC MICHIGAN: Knapp’s Department Store
SHOULD WE REVIVE KNAPP'S DEPARTMENT STORE? Or keep it a sweet memory? CLICK IN to see then-and-now photos and video!
You Probably Broke One of These Old Michigan Laws This Past Week!
It's very likely YOU broke one of these Michigan laws recently! CLICK IN and see if you spot one...
MICHIGAN HERO: Edward N. Hines (1870-1938)
WHO??? This Michigan guy created something people all over the world use EVERY SINGLE DAY. Click in for the details!
HISTORIC MICHIGAN: The Creation of Gerber Baby Food
Some of you may not realize that Gerber Baby Food was created here in Michigan...CLICK IN for the details!
ABANDONED MICHIGAN: The Old Amusements of Irish Hills
Abandoned for many years, these old Irish Hills attractions still hold a wealth of fond childhood memories...CLICK IN to see drone photos of some of these old favorites!
The Sad Death of MSU Student James Dallas Egbert III
It was 38 years ago this month (August) when this sad & tragic MSU incident occurred. Click in to read the story...