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!
HISTORIC MICHIGAN SMALL TOWN: Clarksville, in Ionia County
The small Michigan town of Clarksville has heard ALL the "last train to" jokes by now. But you're still welcome! Click in to read about this historic Michigan village and where to visit!
MICHIGAN HISTORY: 91st Anniversary of the Bath School Massacre
This month marks the 91st Anniversary of the 1927 Bath School Massacre. Click in to read the story...
MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: Butternut, Hidden in Montcalm County
The Michigan town of Butternut was a booming, prosperous town in the late 1800's...buildings still stand. Click in to see where you can visit this nearby ghost town!
Potter Park Zoo Celebrates it’s 98th Anniversary This Year
Click in to read some history & background of this favorite Lansing fun spot..and see some animal photos!
HISTORIC MICHIGAN SMALL TOWN: Smyrna, in Ionia County
The historic Ionia County village of Smyrna celebrates it's 165th anniversary...or is it the 175th? Click in for info, location & photos!
MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: The Marlborough Ruins
WOW. This is an incredible Michigan ghost town: the ruins still stand within the woods, only a few hours away. Click in to see photos!
HISTORIC SMALLTOWN MICHIGAN: Woodland in Barry County
Downtown Woodland in Barry County has one of the coolest (but short) strips of old historic storefronts I've seen. Click in for info, location and photos!
SMALLTOWN MICHIGAN: The Old Storefronts of Minden City
Minden City in the thumb has a downtown strip that's full of old storefronts - abandoned & occupied. This is an historic little Michigan burg to visit! Click in for photos and info...
Michigan Bigfoot Sighting, February 2018
Yet another recent video of a supposed Bigfoot here in Michigan. Real or another hoax? I tend to believe the latter, but click in and see for yourself...
MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: Is The Cemetery Larger Than the Town?
This isolated village seems to be small enough to fit inside it's own cemetery.....click in for details, photos and location!