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.
The Four “Christmas Tree” Towns of Michigan
Here are four Michigan towns - a couple of 'em are ghost towns - that bear the names of four popular types of Christmas trees. Click in to see photos!
Emerson, a Michigan Ghost Town On Lake Superior
Emerson was abandoned after WW2 and is now all overgrown with trees and foliage, nothing left. Click in for info and photos!
Butch Cassidy Robs Wyoming Train and Flees to Michigan, 1900
The legendary outlaw Butch Cassidy traveled through most of lower Michigan in order to elude the authorities...click in for details!
Michigan’s Old Dance Halls and Pavilions, 1900s-1960s
From 1900-1960s, a weekend night out included dancing the night away in dance halls and elaborate pavilions! Click in for photos!
Songs We Hear Every Christmas That Have Nothing To Do With Christmas
Not every Christmas song is about Christmas...we honor snow and winter as well! Click in to see ten holiday "non-Christmas" song titles!
HAUNTED MICHIGAN: “I Want Out…Let Me Out!”
A woman who was locked alive in a coffin may be responsible for this haunting. Click in to find out more...
Michigan’s Carnivals, Circuses, and Fairs: 1890s-1960s
Click in to see 50 photos of vintage Michigan fairs, festivals, carnivals, and more!
Holly: An 1800s Michigan Town With a Christmas Name
Holly's history began in 1830, which includes a "smashing" visit from Carrie Nation in 1908...CLICK IN for some "then-and-now" photos!
The Ghost Town of St. Nicholas, Michigan
With the same name as an iconic Christmas figure, this town is mostly deserted with hardly anything but a cemetery. Click in for location and photos!
The Remains of the 1850s Michigan Hamlet of Coats Grove
Unlisted on maps, Coats Grove took up space in four townships. It currently sits quietly in the countryside. CLICK IN for photos and location!