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!
ABANDONED MICHIGAN: The Ruins of Turtle Island
Michigan's own "Gilligan's island" is all in ruins; click in to see location and possibly pay a visit!
MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: The Remains of Cathro
There's not much left of the town of Cathro, so visit it while you're still able to see some old structures...click in for photos and location!
HISTORIC MICHIGAN: Visit the Wreck of the Joseph S. Fay
Click in to see many underwater photos of the shipwreck and find out where to visit this awesome Michigan historic site!
MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: The Almost-Deserted Town of Bolton
Bolton was a thriving lumber town but is now a shell of what it once was. Click in to see photos and where to visit!
HISTORIC LANSING: Lansing’s Awesome 1870’s Theatre District!
WOW...Lansing's theatre district in the 1870's was AWESOME. Click in to read details and see a short video of this great slice of Lansing history!
MICHIGAN ROADTRIP: The Route of Waterfalls in the U.P.
This is a trip I'm definitely goin' on...click in, see the photo gallery and the map of the waterfall route for your next Michigan roadtrip!
HISTORIC MICHIGAN: Thunder Bay Islands, Alpena
The Thunder Bay Islands have shipwrecks, abandoned areas and tons of history. Click in for photos, info and location!
MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: Vickeryville
Lots of old buildings still standing in Vickeryville along with an old abandoned grain elevator. Click in for location!
REMEMBER THIS? The Burger Chef Monster Record Collection
The now-defunct Burger Chef put out some kool records for the kids some 40+ years ago. Click in and have a listen!
MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: The Town That Didn’t Get a Chance to Exist
The hoped-for town of Vaughn couldn't get off the ground and the community of Glennie engulfed it. Click in for location, details & photos!