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.
Charlton Heston Spent His Boyhood in This Michigan Town
Actor Charlton Heston ("Ben-Hur", "Planet of the Apes", etc.) spent his boyhood in Michigan. CLICK IN to see where his Michigan getaway was!
When and Where Did Electricity Debut in Michigan?
Electricity came to Michigan in the late 1800s...CLICK IN for a little history!
Born in Michigan: 1927 Aviation Hero Charles Lindbergh
The legendary Charles Lindbergh was indeed born in Michigan. CLICK IN to see the house location!
Christmas Movies That Take Place (or made) in Michigan
Michigan is the perfect state to make a Christmas movie. Click in to see a short list of such films!
The “Motor City Madame” of Michigan
Born in 1911, the most notorious (and popular) brothel madame in Michigan was "Rocking Chair Helen". CLICK IN to read her story!
Michigan’s North Pole (and Two More Towns with ‘Christmas-y’ Names)
Here are the last three Michigan places whose names are connected with Christmas!
Three Michigan Ghost Towns with “Christmas-y” Names
Here are three more 'obscure' places in Michigan with names that echo Christmas. Click in for info and photos...
What Makes an Old-Fashioned Michigan Christmas?
Are we still able to have an old-fashioned Michigan Christmas? Click in to see images of some great old-fashioned Christmases of the past!
Michigan’s Old Dance Halls and Pavilions, 1900s-1960s
From 1900-1960s, a weekend night out included dancing the night away in dance halls and elaborate pavilions! Click in for photos!
If You Grew Up In Michigan, Was This Your Favorite Lunch?
When I was a school kid, I - and many other kids - couldn't wait to get home to have this for lunch...and now it's too hard to find anywhere!