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!
When The Beatles Came To Michigan: 1964, 1966
Beatlemania came to Michigan twice: and just in time before they stopped touring. CLICK IN for photos, music, and more!
The Man Partly Responsible for the Term “Michigander”
It's popular belief that a certain man came up with the term 'Michigander"... but did he? CLICK IN for some info!
Are Any Mr. Steak Restaurants Left in Michigan? Well, Sort Of…
Mr. Steak was a favorite of Michiganders but are there any left? In a way, yeah. Click in for details!
Michigan’s Love of Motorcycles: 1900-1940s
Take a look at this photo gallery of proud Michigan motorcycle owners from over 100 years ago!
Where are all the Michigan Big Boy Restaurants?
How many Michigan Big Boy restaurants are left? CLICK IN to see where in Michigan you can still visit a Big Boy!
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!
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 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!
Michigan Funerals: Oddities & Rarities, 1850s-1950s
Here's a photo gallery of little rarities, oddities, memorabilia, and more surrounding Michigan funerals from 1850s-1950s!
The Sad Tale How Sleeping Bear Dunes Got Its Name
The legend of Sleeping Bear is a sad one, but remember - it's only a legend. Click in for the tale!