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!
Why Doesn’t Michigan Have Any Spudnuts?
Michigan lost its Spudnuts quite a while ago.....Why not bring 'em back? Click in for some info!
When The Beatles Came To Michigan: 1964, 1966
Beatlemania came to Michigan twice: and just in time before they stopped touring. CLICK IN for photos, music, and more!
Historic Bell Road Bridge, Hidden in Overgrowth…or Is It?
This old 1891 Michigan structure has two historic markers, but where did the bridge go? CLICK IN for photos and find out why it closed down!
Vintage Lansing Oldsmobile Ads: 1900-1931
Take a look at this gallery of 25 vintage advertisements touting Lansing's Oldsmobiles!
The Man Partly Responsible for the Term “Michigander”
It's popular belief that a certain man came up with the term 'Michigander"... but did he? CLICK IN for some info!
The Michigan Town Named After the Founder of an All-Girls’ School
This might be easy to figure out, but read the article anyhow and check out some 'then-and-now' photos!
Are Any Mr. Steak Restaurants Left in Michigan? Well, Sort Of…
Mr. Steak was a favorite of Michiganders but are there any left? In a way, yeah. Click in for details!
EJ Potter, “The Michigan Madman”
This skinny, bespectacled 'nerd' from Ithaca transformed himself to become "The Michigan Madman" - and, to the amazement of his friends, wildly succeeded! Click in for info!
Somerset Center (and the Railroad Bridge Buried Under the Lake)
A railroad bridge buried under the lake, haunted park, artesian well and more, along Historic US-12 in the Somerset area of Hillsdale County. CLICK IN for photos and info!
Michigan’s Love of Motorcycles: 1900-1940s
Take a look at this photo gallery of proud Michigan motorcycle owners from over 100 years ago!