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 1921-1923 Scandal That Gave Teapot Dome, Michigan Its Name
A scandal from the early 1920s gave this place its name...details are here!
Michigan Buried by a Meteor (or Comet) Over a Billion Years Ago
With debris flying over 300 miles from the impact, Michigan became covered in rock.....
Vintage Michigan Grocers Part 4 – Before Digital, Before Surveillance: 1880s-1950s
Here are many, many more images of old Michigan grocers from all over our state!
Dating Back 2000 Years – the Hopewell Burial Mounds: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Within these mounds lie the dead and their trinkets. Photos of the area are here...
How Michigan Celebrated Halloween: 1900s-1960s
Back when Halloween used to be fun for kids.....AND adults!
Michigan’s Top Two Smallest Cities: Which Should Legally Be #1?
One is mainly a lake, the other is more of a village. Which one should qualify as Michigan's #1 Smallest City?
The Ghost Towns of Craig & Jacobsville, Michigan
Photos of Craig are hard to find, but there are a couple here along with some of Jacobsville...
Mouth Cemetery, Muskegon County: Michigan’s Hidden Historical Site
This very old cemetery is listed as a Michigan Historical Site. Photos and info are here...
Michiganders Find Abandoned Mausoleum in the Woods
So secluded, vandals began breaking in...all "residents" had to be moved...
How the Michigan Town of Gaylord Looked From 1900-1950s
Now designed as an Alpine village, Gaylord once had its own automobile company...Here are many photos of old Gaylord!