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.
The Alaiedon Township Ghost Town of Jefferson City
Absolutely nothing is left of this 1837 Michigan town that was once in Ingham County's Alaiedon Township. Click in for some details!
When Mark Twain Came To Michigan, 1895
Mark Twain spent four days in Michigan in the summer of 1895, although he was in great pain. CLICK IN for info and a few photos!
Mary Ann and Me: Dawn Wells, 1938-2020
Dawn Wells - 'Mary Ann' from "Gilligan's Island" - was just as nice in person as you'd expect. Here are a few of my personal photos...
Williamston Then-and-Now Photos, 1800s-2000s
Closing in on their 190th Anniversary, Williamston has kept its 1800s charm. CLICK IN and take a look at some old photos going back over 100 years!
Where Was Michigan’s First Commercial Airport?
If it wasn't for a memorial hidden in the bushes, you'd never know about this airfield. Click in for info and photos...
Exploring the Abandoned 1840s Cliff Mine, Keweenaw Peninsula
This was the most productive copper mine in the U.P. from the 1840s-1870s. CLICK IN to see what it looked like then...and now!
Photos of Honor, Michigan: 1896-2000s
Once the timber depleted, Honor started its own fish hatchery. Now it's the largest one east of the Mississippi. CLICK IN for info and great old photos!
The Michigan Childhood Home of Serial Killer, Aileen Wuornos
America's first female serial killer was born & raised in Michigan. Click in for a brief rundown and see the Michigan neighborhood & house where she grew up...
Michigan’s Money & Bank Notes of the 1800s
Michigan once had its own 'personalized' money, all throughout the state. CLICK IN to see 30 examples!
Whatever Happened To Farmer Peet’s Meats?
Michiganders grew up eating plenty of Farmer Peet products...so why don't we have 'em anymore? CLICK IN for info and photos!