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.
Canoe or Kayak Across the State on This Old Native American Waterway
Used by Native Americans centuries ago, you can boat across Michigan using this inlet waterway. CLICK IN for location and route!
Castle Rock (Once Called ‘Pontiac’s Lookout’), St. Ignace
Looking for a place to visit this weekend? When was the last time you visited Castle Rock? CLICK IN for info and some vintage photos!
MICHIGAN SHADOW TOWN: Parks, in Newaygo County
The village of Parks got started in the late 1800s but failed to grow. By 1912, it was over. CLICK IN for details and location!
The Remains of an Abandoned Silver Mine Lie Under Lake Superior
The remains of a silver mine, abandoned since the late 1800s, still lie under Lake Superior. CLICK IN for photos and details!
Michigan’s Turnip Rock, Then and Now
Turnip Rock in Michigan's Thumb has been formed over thousands of years. CLICK IN for some info along with some then-and-now photos!
PHOTOS: Stockbridge, Gregory & Munith; 1800s-1920s
CLICK IN to see some great old photos of Stockbridge and its surrounding villages going as far back as the mid-1800s!
MICHIGAN ROADTRIP: Brockway Mountain Drive
Need an excuse for a Michigan roadtrip? Here's a good'un! CLICK IN for photos and location!
Student Killed at Kent State 50 Years Ago Was Formerly From MSU
A former MSU student lies dead in this historic photo. The Kent State Massacre marks 50 years this year. CLICK IN for more photos and details...
The Fire That Devastated Metz, Michigan, 1908
CLICK IN to read about one of Michigan's tragedies that almost destroyed an entire town...
Buffalo Bill (1846-1917) and His Michigan Connection
Buffalo Bill brought his Wild West show to Michigan many times in the late 1800s...and he had relatives in Ann Arbor. CLICK IN for the info and photos!