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.
HAUNTED MICHIGAN: Griswold Auditorium, Allegan
Which ghost haunts this theater? Old Ms. Griswold or a deceased actor that just can't leave? CLICK IN for details on this Michigan haunting...
Shipwreck in Lake Michigan Found After 110 Years
The Pere Marquette #18 sank in September 1910 and was just discovered in September 2020. CLICK IN for photos of the ship before and after the sinking!
Gallery of Mid-Michigan Main Streets, 1900s-1949
Click in to see a gallery of 50 Mid-Michigan Main streets, going back well over 100 years!
“Dick and Jane” Books Were Created Along the Shores of Lake Michigan
Many Michigan kids read Dick & Jane books in grade school; but did you know Lake Michigan had a hand in their creation? CLICK IN for the details!
The 1889 Ghost Town of Shearer, in Arenac County
Nothing left of this Michigan village. Most of it is even lost to history. CLICK IN to read, and see if you can provide any more info on this 'lost' town!
Classic CKLW Television Shows, 1950s-1960s
Channel 9 reception was awful at times, but kids tolerated it to see their favorite shows on CKLW...CLICK IN for some details and photos!
The 1870s Community of Arlene, in Missaukee County
Arlene once had a good handful of businesses, but they are all gone except for the Town Hall CLICK IN for photos and info!
Twelve Things You Might Not Know About Okemos
Here is some trivia about Okemos to stump your family & friends with.....including one about a ghost! CLICK IN for the list!
Dice Road Could Be the Most Haunted Road in Michigan
Dice Road has a good share of hauntings...CLICK IN for details and for other 'Haunted Roads' in Michigan!
Mackinac Island’s Short-lived College, 1966-1970
Either you never knew about this or you just plain forgot. CLICK IN for info about the brief college on Mackinac Island!