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!
MICHIGAN LEGEND: The Snake Goddess of Belle Isle
The legend of Belle Isle's Snake Goddess has been handed down through the past few centuries. CLICK IN to read the tale...then visit Belle Isle and possibly see for yourself!
The Secluded, Isolated Michigan Ghost Town of Vermilion
Seeking out this obscure, isolated Michigan ghost town would be worth the effort! CLICK IN for photos and location!
HISTORIC MICHIGAN: The One-Room Schoolhouses of Huron County
Michigan's Thumb has plenty of historic old one-room schoolhouses. CLICK IN to see the ones still standing in Huron County!
Fifty Types of Pop You May Not Have Had Since You Were a Kid
When we were kids, we'd walk or ride our bikes down to the store to get a bottle of pop. At what local store did you get yours? Betcha you haven't had most of these pops since... CLICK IN to see a list of 50 soda pops, many of which aren't around any more!
No More Tastee-Freez Ice Cream Stands Left in Michigan
Where did all the Tastee-Freez ice cream stands go? There's not one left in Michigan! CLICK IN for more info...
Only Two Dog ‘n Suds Drive-in Restaurants Left in Michigan
Remember Dog n Suds drive-ins? There are only two left in Michigan! If you love coneys and creamy root beer, visit one of these two locations this summer. CLICK IN for locations!
HAUNTED MICHIGAN: The Witch’s Drowning Pool, Mackinac Island
Women who were tried and drowned as witches are believed to haunt this part of Mackinac Island. CLICK IN for info, photos, and location!
Onondaga Dragway: Will It Re-open in 2019?
Onondaga Dragway in the news...will it re-open this year or not? CLICK IN for brief details & history, plus some old 8mm footage from the 60's & 70's!
MICH. GHOST TOWN: The Eerie, Deserted Neighborhoods of Idlewild
The old neighborhoods of Idlewild lie abandoned and form a ghost town of their own. CLICK IN for photos and history!
Michigan Library & Historical Center’s 30th Anniversary
It's been 30 years for this Lansing landmark! CLICK IN to learn a little more and then pay a visit!