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.
What Michigan Rock Star’s Childhood Home Was Once Here?
There used to be a house here but it was torn down to make way for a highway. The house was where another famous Michigan rock star grew up. Who? CLICK IN and find out!
Michigan’s Oldest, Still-Operating Restaurant
This landmark Michigan eatery will be 190 years old next year...and still operating! CLICK IN for details!
Charlotte’s Short-Lived Automobile Company, 1904-1907
The Dolson automobiles were one of the best-made, top-notch cars in the country! So what happened? CLICK IN for info and photos!
This Year Marks the 100th Anniversary of Schuler’s Restaurant, Marshall
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of Schuler's Restaurant in Marshall...CLICK IN for some history and old photos!
Two Men From Lansing Led the Search for Abraham Lincoln’s Assassin, John Wilkes Booth, in …
It was 155 years ago when John Wilkes Booth killed Abe Lincoln; it was two men from Lansing who led the search and found Booth. CLICK IN for details!
The Michigan Hideout of 1930s Gangster John Dillinger
If Al Capone could hide out in Michigan, so could Public Enemy #1, John Dillinger. CLICK IN for photos!
An 1800s Graveyard and the Stolen Headstone of Baby James
This old 1800s graveyard found in the woods has an extra tale. CLICK IN for the story and some photos!
MICHIGAN HISTORY: The 1899 Mining Town of Painesdale
An old copper mine, old miner's homes, churches and school are what's left. No businesses remain, but it's a very cool place to visit. CLICK IN for then-and-now pictures and info!
HAUNTED MICHIGAN: Al Capone and the Yellow Motel
Just how many places in Michigan was Capone supposed to hideout? Quite a few, so the legend says. Here's one of 'em, and a haunting to boot...CLICK IN to find out more!
Gold Found While Panning at Lake Superior
Yup, real gold has been found on the coastlines of Lake Superior. CLICK IN for photos...