John has spent over 50 years as an entertainer: Rock musician/singer, TV host, author, columnist, actor, producer, emcee and radio broadcaster. John and 16th U.S. president Abraham Lincoln are cousins. 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 an historic documentary). Favorite music of all-time includes surf, psychedelia, garage bands, Motown and just plain ol’ good time Rock & Roll. His NEW rock trivia book, “Johnny’s Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Q&A" is NOW AVAILABLE. His first, "Johnny's Jukebox Trivia” is still available as well. Make sure you check out his "Haunted Michigan" page found on this site!
How to Tell if Someone is NOT from Michigan
Out-of-staters can often drive Michiganders crazy. CLICK IN to see how to identify these people with 20 tell-tale signs!
UNSOLVED MICHIGAN MYSTERY: Death of a Lighthouse Keeper
The death of a Grand Island lighthouse keeper near Munising has remained an odd whodunit since 1908. CLICK IN to read about this unsolved Michigan mystery...
ROADSIDE MICHIGAN: Salem, in Washtenaw County
No witches or warlocks in THIS Salem...but there are plenty of old original structures still standing. CLICK IN to see where you can see this secretive Michigan village!
You’re Not A TRUE Michigander Until You Consume All 21 of These
If you have consumed ALL twenty of these items, you can consider yourself a TRUE Michigander. If not, ya better get busy. CLICK IN to see the list!
UNSOLVED MICHIGAN CRIME: The 1929 Evangelist Axe Murders
The axe murders of a family of six is unsolved after 90 years. CLICK IN for the story and location...
MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: LaBranche, in Menominee County
The ghost town of LaBranche has a very few original structures still standing. Better visit while they're still around! CLICK IN for location, info and photos!
MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: The Village Buried Within the Woods
It's a ghost town within the thick woods. No residents, no neighbors, no people whatsoever. Just the remains of old buildings and a graveyard. CLICK IN for photos and location!
MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: The Remains of Darragh in Kalkaska County
This Michigan ghost town's history is still somewhat of a mystery...not too much known. But CLICK IN, read the article, see the photos, then visit this tucked-away village for yourself...
HAUNTED MICHIGAN: Henry & Clara Ford Haunt the Botsford Inn
Are the ghosts of Henry & Clara Ford responsible for these hauntings? Some claim it's true. CLICK IN for details!
OBSCURE MICHIGAN TOWN: Rathbone, in Gratiot County
The community of Rathbone sometimes (and sometimes not) shows up on maps. CLICK IN for photos and to read what it once was and what it's like now!