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!
Michigan’s Love of Motorcycles: 1900-1940s
Take a look at this photo gallery of proud Michigan motorcycle owners from over 100 years ago!
What Was the Big Deal With “Kid-on-a-Pony” Photos?
Did your mom put you through this? Or did you WANT your pic on a pony? CLICK IN and find out why there were so many!
The Last Remaining Ponderosa/Bonanza Steakhouses in Michigan
When was the last time you were at one of these? CLICK IN to see where the last five Michigan locations are!
Bundy Hill Tower, 1924-1956
Anyone old enough to remember Hillsdale County's top tourist attraction? CLICK IN for photos and info!
Vintage Michigan Fire Departments, 1898-1950
Here's a gallery of vintage photos showing old Michigan fire houses, departments, and fighters going back as far as 1898!
Michigan Clip Joints: Barber Shops, 1900-1950s
Even before Delilah snipped off Samson's hair, there were barbers. CLICK IN for some vintage photos of Michigan barber shops going back over 100 years!
The Sad Tale How Sleeping Bear Dunes Got Its Name
The legend of Sleeping Bear is a sad one, but remember - it's only a legend. Click in for the tale!
The Peanut Guy of White Cloud, Early 1900s
For over 100 years, White Cloud's 'Peanut Guy' identity has been relatively unknown. CLICK IN for some info on this Michigan man and the town!
Are Any Burger Chef Birdhouses Still Standing in Michigan Yards?
Click in for some info on those campy Burger Chef bird houses!
Michigan’s Wind Turbines Remind Me of “War of the Worlds”
Every time I go north, these things creep me out. Sorry...can't help it.