I have spent over 50 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. My NEWEST book, "Johnny's Jukebox Word Search: The 60s" has been released and my rock trivia books, “Johnny’s Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Q&A" and "Johnny's Jukebox Trivia” are available along with my two "Paranormal Michigan" books. Make sure you check out my "Haunted Michigan" page found on this site.
The Michigan Ghost Town and Abandoned Mine of Nonesuch
The town is completely gone, and the old mine still sits crumbling as time goes on. CLICK IN to see then-and-now photos of Nonesuch!
The Milkmen of Michigan, 1893-1926
Milk delivered right to your door...what a concept! Check out these vintage photos of Michigan milkmen, delivery service, and more!
Whatever Happened To Farmer Peet’s Meats?
Michiganders grew up eating plenty of Farmer Peet products...so why don't we have 'em anymore? CLICK IN for info and photos!
Photos of Grass Lake, Early 1900s (and the 1850s Railroad Conspiracy)
The small town of Grass Lake has some good stories to tell. CLICK IN for some "then-and-now" pics and read some history!
The Day a Michigander Struck Out Babe Ruth
It happened in 1926 when Babe Ruth came to Michigan for an exhibition game. CLICK IN for the details!
The Tale of Turkeyville
It's unique and has been around for decades. Click in for some photos and info on Turkeyville!
The Edsel: Michigan’s Biggest Boo-Boo?
What made the Edsel such a flop? Was it an inside joke? Click in for some brief info and photos!
The Wreck of the “Christmas Tree Ship”, Lake Michigan, 1912
The 'Christmas Tree Ship' sunk in 1912 and wasn't discovered until 1971, at the bottom of Lake Michigan. Click in for info and photos of the wreck!
PHOTOS: The Detroit Zoo in the 1940s
The Detroit Zoo has been around since 1928...and a history that goes back further. Click in for a 1940s look-back at the zoo!
Did a Michigan Village Called “Bird” Really Exist?
A community called 'Bird' shows up on old maps but did it actually exist? Click in for location and some sketchy details...