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.
Bill Knapp’s All Gone? Not Completely!
For those who miss Bill Knapp's, this may interest you...CLICK IN to see what I mean...
When Jackson Demonstrated the Evans Auto-Railer, 1935
A 1935 promo film was shot in Jackson to promote this unique vehicle. CLICK IN to see photos and the film!
Roadside Crosses & Memorials: Will the State Eliminate ‘Em?
You see one or more of these almost every day along the road. CLICK IN for some info...
This is Possibly the All-Time Creepiest Michigan Haunting
This is DEFINITELY one of the scariest hauntings in our state. CLICK IN for this weird tale!
The Historic Relics in Hart, Michigan
Founded in 1856, this Michigan town has held onto its history and put it on display. CLICK IN for details and location!
Gerald Ford’s Father Threatened To Kill Him and His Mother With a Butcher Knife
When president Gerald Ford was only two weeks old, his father went nuts and threatened to kill the family. CLICK IN for the story...
The Michigan Town That Completely Disappeared
The town thrived beginning in 1864; by the 1930s it was gone. CLICK IN for info & location!
Michigan’s First Newspaper, 1809
Michigan's first newspaper was crude and partially in French...CLICK IN to find out a little more!
The Creepy Dolls of Oscoda County
This is an unsettling thing to drive by, day or night. They're just dolls, but there IS a certain creepiness about this display. CLICK IN for photos and location...
Where Was the First McDonald’s in Michigan?
This is where the very first McDonald's in Michigan was! It was also one of the first in the country. CLICK IN for details!