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 seven books out: "Johnny's Jukebox Word Search: The 60s", “Johnny’s Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Q&A", "Johnny's Jukebox Trivia”, two "Paranormal Michigan", "Steve The Cat" and "Monster Memes #1". Make sure you check out my "Haunted Michigan" page, too!
Pride & Country Historic Village and What’s Left of Frankentrost
Frankentrost had many shops & stores, but now they're gone...but there is an historic village nearby to see. CLICK IN for info and photos!
SMALLTOWN SPOTLIGHT: “Then-and-Now” Photos of Douglas, in Allegan County
There remains some confusion on how this town was named. CLICK IN for some "then-and-now" photos and a brief bio!
Lum’s Restaurant – Are There Any left in Michigan?
I used to go here many years ago, 'cuz I dug the "Ollieburger". So what happened to 'em? CLICK IN for photos and info!
This is the Sixth Oldest Village in Michigan
This 1833 town survived 'ghost town' status is is doing very well to this day. CLICK IN for photos and location!
The Village with Three Names: Henrietta, in Jackson County
So which of these three names are we supposed to call it? Click in for info & photos, then make your choice...
What Was the Big Deal With “Kid-on-a-Pony” Photos?
Did your mom put you through this? Or did you WANT your pic on a pony? CLICK IN and find out why there were so many!
A Michigan Man Supervised the Lincoln Conspirator Hangings, 1865
…..and he's buried in Mid-Michigan...CLICK IN for details and gravesite...
The Last Remaining Ponderosa/Bonanza Steakhouses in Michigan
When was the last time you were at one of these? CLICK IN to see where the last five Michigan locations are!
The Hooded Apparition of Wayne County
A cloaked ghost wearing a single glove roams the streets of Trenton. CLICK IN for this Michigan legend that dates back to the War of 1812!
Bundy Hill Tower, 1924-1956
Anyone old enough to remember Hillsdale County's top tourist attraction? CLICK IN for photos and info!