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 eight books out: "Johnny's Jukebox Word Search: The 60s", “Johnny’s Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Q&A", "Johnny's Jukebox Trivia”, "Paranormal Michigan", "Paranormal Michigan 2", "Steve The Cat", "Monster Memes #1" and "Monster Memes #2". Make sure you check out my "Haunted Michigan" page, too!
This Was One of Michigan’s First Ghost Towns
One of Michigan's first ghost towns made a great comeback...see the story and a few photos!
Magician Harry Houdini Dies in Michigan, 1926
The greatest magician of all time, Harry Houdini, died in Michigan after being punched by a college kid. Read the story and find out what became of that kid...
The 13 Hauntings of Ingham County
There are plenty of hauntings in Michigan's Ingham County...here are 13 of 'em!
Michigan Urban Legend: ‘The Dog Lady’ of Dog Lady Island
Turning feral after living with wild dogs, the Dog Lady was murdered and now haunts this island near Lake Erie. Click in and read this Michigan urban legend!
The Detroit Home (and Motown Career) of Martha Reeves
Martha Reeves was one of Motown's all-time greatest vocalists. See her former Detroit home, read some info, and listen to some great Martha & The Vandellas songs!
The 1930s Flint Autoworkers Strike That Changed History
A 1930s conflict with GM and its Flint employees turned into an historic milestone. Read a brief synopsis!
The Michigan Ghost Town of Pioneer, in Missaukee County
An old store, town hall, school, and cemetery is all that's left. Take a look...
Michigan’s Wealthy & Famous Were Customers of This 1916 Inn
Thomas Edison and Henry Ford were just two of the luminaries who vacationed in this Crawford County small town inn...now YOU can. Take a look!
Plank Roads Were Abundant in Michigan, 1800s
Plank roads may not have originated in Michigan, but we became the leader. Check out some brief info and photos!
The Greatest Detroit Tiger of All Time Was From Fowlerville
Born & raised in Fowlerville, this man has been called the 'Greatest Detroit Tiger of All Time'. Take a look!