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!
40+ Extinct Lansing Restaurants
Are all these Lansing eateries REALLY closed down? Take a look at the list...
Malcolm X and His Childhood in Lansing, 1928-1940
While Malcolm was a student in the Lansing area, a teacher said something that made him decide to turn his life around. Here is the info and some photos to check out!
Inside the Caves at Miners’ Castle, Pictured Rocks, Near Munising
You can swim, kayak, or walk through these caves at Pictured Rocks...see for yourself!
Michigan’s All-Time Tallest Man? ‘Big Louie’ Moilanen of Hancock, 1886-1913
From 1886-1913 up in the Keweenaw Peninsula lived - what could very well be - Michigan's all-time tallest man. Take a look!
The Michigan Ghost Town of Salo in Houghton County
Very little is written about this Michigan ghost town in the Keweenaw Peninsula, but here's what we have along with some photos...
Before the Detroit Tigers, There Was the Detroit Wolverines Team: 1881-1888
Holders of three Major League records, the Detroit Wolverines were forced to disband in 1888. Find out why!
How To Embarrass Your Pets on Halloween
Our poor pets have to put up with this every Halloween, and get made fun of by all their neighborhood animal pals. Take a look!
Vintage Photos of Houghton Lake and Prudenville in Roscommon County, 1900s-1950s
It's been a favorite escape for many Michiganders for over 100 years. Have a look at some vintage photos of Houghton Lake & Prudenville!
Vintage Halloween Costumes: 1890s-1920s
Here is a photo gallery of old Halloween costumes going back over 100 years!
The Best Little Whorehouse in Lansing, 1880s-1890s
Wow...this one took me by surprise. Take a look at this piece of Lansing from the late 1800s!