I have spent 55 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. I have eight books out: "Johnny's Jukebox Word Search: The 60s", “Johnny’s Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Q&A", "Johnny's Jukebox Trivia”, "Paranormal Michigan", "Paranormal Michigan 2", "Steve The Cat", "Monster Memes #1" and "Monster Memes #2". Make sure you check out my "Haunted Michigan" page, too!
The Barnyards & Farmyards of Michigan: 1890-1922
These old farms are pure Michigania.....and Americana!
Michigan Fairgrounds: 1890s-1970s
Local fairs could be set up anywhere: parking lots, fields, streets...even somebody's back yard.
Michigan’s Train Car Diners – Where Are They?
It's a most unique eating experience.....for those who care about history...
Celebrating the Mighty Turkey
Whether you're a carnivore, vegan, or vegetarian...anyone can identify the holiday season with this noble creature...
The Real Humans Who Did the Voices of 13 Iconic Cartoon Characters
Find out here who did the voices of thirteen of our most famous cartoon characters...
Inside the Abandoned Lee Plaza Hotel: Detroit, Michigan
Impressive in 1929, it lay abandoned for 25 years beginning in 1997...
A Closer Look at The Old Businesses of Downtown Leslie, Michigan
Here's your chance to get a closer look at some of those hard-to-read shop signs from over 100 years ago!
Up North Away From Almost Everything: Eagle Harbor in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula
Wonder what it's like living there in wintertime?
Two Abandoned Buildings in a Desolate Neighborhood: Detroit, Michigan
These buildings sit alone down a deserted Detroit street...
Beware the Witch of November Who Hovers Over Michigan’s Great Lakes
The witch is said to be responsible for over 25,000 deaths on the Great Lakes...