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.
FLASHBACK: Western Michigan Radio & TV, 1950s-1970s
From the 50s thru the 70s, western Michigan radio and TV had some great stuff to watch and listen to while growing up.....click in for some flashbacks!
Leoni, Once Called the “Whiskey Town” of Jackson County
Leoni, once a "whiskey town" and a college town, now sits quietly at a Jackson County intersection. CLICK IN for some history and photos!
HAUNTED MICHIGAN: The Buggy Woman of Crawford Road Bridge
A woman whose horse & buggy pinned her underwater now is said to haunt this dirt road area. CLICK IN for the tale...
The Semi-Ghost Town of Gould City, 1886-2000s
Another great old Michigan lumber town to visit is Gould City, in Mackinaw County. CLICK IN for some "then-and-now" photos!
The Abandoned White Pine Mine, Ontonagon County
One of Michigan's most productive copper mines now sits abandoned and flooded. CLICK IN for then-and-now photos and info!
Charlton Heston Spent His Boyhood in This Michigan Town
Actor Charlton Heston ("Ben-Hur", "Planet of the Apes", etc.) spent his boyhood in Michigan. CLICK IN to see where his Michigan getaway was!
Michigan Post Offices, 1890s-1964
Even in our digital age, where would we be without post offices? CLICK IN and take a look at over 60 old Michigan P.O.s going back to the 1890s!
They’re Hee-e-re! Invasion of the Michigan Snow Fleas
Have you come across these yet? You might - and there are billions of 'em. CLICK IN for some info!
The Michigan Ghost Town of Singapore – Buried Under the Sand Dunes
Just like something outta the movies - a ghost town buried under the sand. Click in and see some old photos of Singapore along Lake Michigan and where to visit!
Then-and-Now Photos of Potterville, Michigan
Potterville has had its share of catastrophes...but it still perseveres! Click in for some old photos of Potterville and a little history...