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!
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!
Vintage Lansing School Photos, 1890s-1940s
Here are 40 old Lansing-area school photos, some taken from old yearbooks, others...who knows? Click in and see what school in Lansing was like over 100 years ago!
Who Remembers ‘Club Ponytail’ in Harbor Springs?
One of Michigan's most popular 60s teen hangouts was The Ponytail in Harbor Springs. CLICK IN for some info and photos!
What Happened to the ‘Red Barn’ Restaurants?
Michigan had some Red Barn restaurants, but they all disappeared. What happened? CLICK IN for some info and photos!
The Michigan Graverobbing Scam, 1870
With details similar to the novel and film "The Body Snatcher", graverobbing once took place in the Michigan Thumb. CLICK IN for info...
A Post Office & School are the Only Proof This 1868 Town Existed
It seems very little is written - or known - about this old Michigan community. Click in to see what's left of Pratte, Michigan!
Michigan’s Mostly-Ghost Town of Summit City, Grand Traverse County
Summit City had promise in the 1870s, but it failed to continue its growth, CLICK IN for photos and info...
MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: Deerfield Center, Livingston County
Just an old, dilapidated store is all that remains of Deerfield Center's business section. Click in for photos and info!
Vintage Photos of Petoskey, 1800s-1940s
CLICK IN and see what Petoskey looked like - way over 100 years ago!
The Day I Was Stalked by a Giant Snapping Turtle
Michigan snappers get HUGE...I found that out when I was a kid. Click in for details, photos, and video!