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 Biggest Bank Robbery in Michigan History
Copying a movie, four guys successfully robbed a Michigan bank, making the biggest stolen haul in our state's history. Read the story!
Born in Michigan: Biggby Coffee, 1995
Most of us LOVE OUR COFFEE...and one of the most popular coffee shops originated here in Michigan. Read some info and see where it all began!
Vintage Photos of Parma, Michigan: 1900-2000s
The Jackson County town of Parma still retains many historic structures. Take a look at this photo gallery featuring some "then-and-now" photos going back over 100 years!
Kellogg’s Cereal Competitors, 1863-1949
Kellogg's and Post were NOT the only cereal companies 150 years ago. Take a look at some of the cereals that didn't succeed (and a couple that did)!
The Lighthouse of Monarch Butterflies
Every fall, thousands of monarch butterflies arrive at this upper Michigan lighthouse. Why? You'll find out here with plenty of photos...
300 Million Years Old: The Ledges in Grand Ledge
It's like a rocky oasis was picked up and plopped down in Mid-Michigan. Check out the historic Ledges with these photos!
The Execution of Private Eddie Slovik, Born & Raised in Michigan
Eddie Slovik was from Michigan. This WW2 incident was made into a movie, along with a handful of books about it. Read some background and see a few photos...
Vintage Photos of Laingsburg: Then-and-Now, 1900-2000s
Take a look back at the Shiawassee County town of Laingsburg, going back over 100 years!
The Old, Pink, 1854 One-Room Schoolhouse in Mason
Find out why this old school is pink, it's significance, and see a gallery of old Michigan schools from over 100 years ago!
Vintage Sweet Wines That Adults Drank When They Were Teenagers
We tried to get away with it the best we could. All it did was make us sick. Take a look back with these old sweet wines from decades ago!