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!
Michigan’s One-Room Schoolteachers, 1906-1935
One-room schoolteachers couldn't hand off their students to another teacher after 40 minutes; They were there ALL day! Check out this gallery!
Jackson Memories, Part Three: 1900-1950s
Here's another gallery, chock-full of vintage photos and memorabilia from Jackson's past!
Abraham Lincoln’s First & Only Speech To a Michigan Audience, 1856
Abe Lincoln gave a speech in Michigan only once, to endorse someone else for president. Details & location are here...
Vintage Lansing Shops & Stores, 1900-1950s
These old Lansing shops and stores have been lost to time. See if you remember any of 'em!
Vintage Photos of Trout Lake, Chippewa County
A favorite destination for hunters and tourists, here's a brief history and some old photos of Trout Lake, 1900-1940s!
The Abandoned, Decaying Farmhouse in Livingston County
This is one of the most-decayed & dangerous abandoned Michigan houses I've ever seen.....
Michigan Ghost Town: Highwood, Gladwin County
An early settler falls off a bridge, another gets kicked in the head by a horse. Both men die. This unfortunate little village went belly-up before it had a chance to grow. Details are here...
Michigan’s Fascination With Hot Air Balloons, Early 1900s
Michigan's love of hot air ballooning goes back way over 100 years...here are some vintage photos!
Michigan Street Vendors and Farmers Markets, 1900-1950
Did you have your own lemonade stand when you were a kid? Or maybe a roadside stand as an adult? Here's a gallery of vintage ones going back over 100 years!
Michigan’s Harry Blackstone Jr: America’s Most-Awarded Magician
He was one of the nicest guys you could ever meet...and he died way too young. Details and photos are here...