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!
Kalamazoo’s Gibson Guitar Plant: Changed for the Better or Worse?
They're turning this beloved plant into an extensive hotel. Good idea or not? CLICK IN for details...
The Tiny Michigan Town of Alamo: Was it Named After “the” Alamo?
No stores, restaurants, or gas stations in this Kalamazoo County village...but still an interesting slice of Michigania. Click in for photos and info!
Are S&H Green Stamps Still Available in Michigan?
Remember those green tongues from licking these? Click in for info...
Michigan’s Roadside Eateries, 1900-1950
Part of the fun of a Michigan Roadtrip is stopping at the roadside diners, cafe's, and food stands. Click in to see a gallery of some of these great old Michigan eateries from 1900-1950!
Photo Gallery: The Grand Hotel, 1890-1951
Here are a handful of vintage photos of Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel, basically unchanged after more than 130 years!
When Did All the Michigan Fotomats Disappear?
Many Michigan malls once featured "pictures in the parking lot"..... Fotomats! CLICK IN for a little backstory and a few photos!
PHOTOS & VIDEO: Michiganders Falling Through The Ice
It ain't no fun, and it's happened to most (if not all) of us. CLICK IN for photos and video!
The Hair Styles of Michigan Women, 1800s
Some look strange, some similar, and others you may wanna try! CLICK IN for a look at 1800s Michigan women and their various hair styles!
Michigan Roller Skating, 1880s-1950
It's nice to know that roller skating survives while we continue to lose so much. CLICK IN for a photo gallery of old Michigan rinks & skaters, going back as far as the 1880s!
Michigan’s Woodstock, the Goose Lake Festival: August, 1970
Re-live Michigan's infamous 1970 Goose Lake Music Festival. Click in for pictures, videos, and info!