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 NEW rock trivia book, “Johnny’s Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Q&A" is NOW AVAILABLE. His first, "Johnny's Jukebox Trivia” is still available as well. Make sure you check out his "Haunted Michigan" page found on this site!
How Wisconsin Lost the Upper Peninsula to Michigan
How did Wisconsin lose a piece of land to Michigan that contained a wealth of copper, ore, and timber? CLICK IN and find out!
The Oldest Living Thing in Michigan!
It's the Oldest Living Thing in Michigan...and it's HUGE. CLICK IN and find out what it is!
The First Sawmill in Michigan Still Stands Near Mackinaw City
An old 1790 sawmill, said to be Michigan's first, stands in a park near Mackinaw. CLICK IN and find out where to visit!
Inside an Old 1860’s One-Room Schoolhouse, Macomb County
CLICK IN and take a look inside this old Michigan one-room schoolhouse, built in the 1860's!
The Oldest Still-Operating Theater in Michigan
Since 1866, this theater has been in operation. CLICK IN to find out where to visit this historic Michigan theater!
The Oldest Commercial Bowling Alley in the U.S. is in Michigan
It's another of the "oldest in the U.S." that happens to be right here in Michigan. CLICK IN to find out more!
The Oldest Still-Operating Bar in Michigan
Here is the OLDEST, STILL-OPERATING saloon in Michigan. CLICK IN for location, info, and photos!
It’s Motown Records’ 60th Anniversary!
Motown Records celebrates its 60th anniversary this year! CLICK IN for a brief history and photo gallery!
No More Tastee-Freez Ice Cream Stands Left in Michigan
Where did all the Tastee-Freez ice cream stands go? There's not one left in Michigan! CLICK IN for more info...
Michigan’s Local Kid Shows, 1950’s – 1970’s
Remember "Al E. Khatt & The Mayor"? "Tam's Fun Time"? "Captain Woody"? "Channel 3 Clubhouse"? Michigan had it's fair share of locally-produced kid shows over the decades. CLICK IN to see a list and some old video clips!