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!
LOST MICHIGAN TOWN: Simons, in Antrim County
The town of Simons seems to be all but fogotten; info is rare indeed. Click in for details and photos of what Simons looks like nowadays.
LANSING HISTORY: Capitol City (Lansing) Speedway, 1949-1964
This great Lansing race track only lasted 15 years, closing in 1964. Click in to see pictures of what it looked like then...and how to find the old location now!
HAUNTED MICHIGAN: The Olympia Book Store in Dowagiac
Books fly of shelves, disembodied footsteps and more paranormal activity is reported here.....click in for details and location!
ROADSIDE MICHIGAN: Oswald’s Bear Ranch
Here's a cool little stop to make on your Michigan roadtrip...click in for details, location and photos!
LOST MICHIGAN TOWN: Where Was Kearney Located?
The exact location of the Michigan town of 'Kearney' seems to be unknown. Click in for photos of the area.....
MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: The Copper Town of Phoenix
The Upper Peninsula community of Phoenix has only one business still operating and a few historic structures still standing. Click in to see where to visit these pieces of Michigan history!
SMALLTOWN MICHIGAN: Sidney, in Montcalm County
The little town of Sidney is a little off most beaten paths but it's a pleasant, historic place to visit...and their Heritage Festival is coming up in August! Click in for details and location!
ROADSIDE MICHIGAN: Dahlia Hill Gardens, Midland
It's almost like re-living the "Flower Power" movement of the 1960's...cool stuff! Click in for details!
ABANDONED MICHIGAN: Fun Center Amusement Park, Irish Hills
Click in and see LOTS of photos of what this abandoned Michigan amusement park looks like today...
HAUNTED MICHIGAN: The Legend of ‘Knock-Knock’ Road
The legend of the ghostly little girl who knocks on your car window has been giving people shivers since the 1940's. Click in for photos and where to visit...