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!
Somerset Center (and the Railroad Bridge Buried Under the Lake)
A railroad bridge buried under the lake, haunted park, artesian well and more, along Historic US-12 in the Somerset area of Hillsdale County. CLICK IN for photos and info!
Michigan’s Love of Motorcycles: 1900-1940s
Take a look at this photo gallery of proud Michigan motorcycle owners from over 100 years ago!
The Michigan Town Named After a Rhode Island Rebellion
An 1841 rebellion in Rhode Island was the basis for this Michigan town's name. Click in for details and photos...
Dr. Kevorkian’s First “Customer” – June 4, 1990
This episode comes from one of Michigan history's dark corners...
This Michigan Village Was Called a “Hotbed of Abolitionism”
In 1847, the Kentucky Slave Raid made its way into this little Michigan town. Holy cow...check this one out by clicking the picture!
The Oldest, Still-Surviving Building in Michigan
No, the old man shown here is NOT in front of Michigan's oldest building...I just liked the picture. CLICK IT to find out where Michigan's oldest surviving structure is.
Villages of Shiawassee Township That Have Fallen off the Radar
Bancroft is still there, but three other villages have fallen off the radar. CLICK IN for photos and locations!
Where are all the Michigan Big Boy Restaurants?
How many Michigan Big Boy restaurants are left? CLICK IN to see where in Michigan you can still visit a Big Boy!
SMALLTOWN SPOTLIGHT: “Then-and-Now” Photos of Douglas, in Allegan County
There remains some confusion on how this town was named. CLICK IN for some "then-and-now" photos and a brief bio!
Lum’s Restaurant – Are There Any left in Michigan?
I used to go here many years ago, 'cuz I dug the "Ollieburger". So what happened to 'em? CLICK IN for photos and info!