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 eight books out: "Johnny's Jukebox Word Search: The 60s", “Johnny’s Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Q&A", "Johnny's Jukebox Trivia”, "Paranormal Michigan", "Paranormal Michigan 2", "Steve The Cat", "Monster Memes #1" and "Monster Memes #2". Make sure you check out my "Haunted Michigan" page, too!
The Michigan Mineral Bath Boom, 1870s-1900s
Beginning in the 1870s, Michigan's "magnetic, healing waters" brought people from all over the country to get healed and healthy. Here's some info and plenty of photos!
The Michigan Boyhood Home of Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison spent the major part of his childhood in Michigan. Location, photos, and info are here...
A Gallery of Vintage Michigan Bottling Companies
For over 150 years, Michigan bottlers have served our state with pop...and, uh...other things. Take a look at this gallery!
The Oldest Bottling Company in Michigan, 1870
Michigan's Oldest Bottling Company kicked off in 1870, making their own pop and national brands as well. Take a look!
Portland Michigan’s Wolverine Soap Company and the “Perfect Washer,” 1890s-1900s
Portland, Michigan: the home of fine soap and washing machines in the late 1800s. Here are pictures and some info!
The Ghost Community of Merle Beach, Clinton County: Just Where Was It?
Thirteen miles north of Lansing there was once a community named "Merle Beach"; atlases show different locations. Here's all the info we could find...
Abandoned Hoarder House, Upper Michigan
A hoarder house, but one of the most unnerving. Weird stuff inside...see for yourself...
The ‘Forgotten’ Duck Lake Cemetery, 1880-1938
There are eleven burials in these woods, but no gravestones. Take a look and see...
Michigan Bra Trees
Shoe trees are cool, but bra trees are exceptional. Take a look at a couple...
The Artistry of Lansing Graffiti: A Gallery
Turning abandoned into elegance and derelict into dignity, graffiti artists go under-appreciated. Take a look at this gallery of Lansing graffiti art!