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!
The Oldest Still-Operating Bar in Michigan
Here is the OLDEST, STILL-OPERATING saloon in Michigan. CLICK IN for location, info, and photos!
It’s Motown Records’ 60th Anniversary!
Motown Records celebrates its 60th anniversary this year! CLICK IN for a brief history and photo gallery!
Michigan’s Local Kid Shows, 1950’s – 1970’s
Remember "Al E. Khatt & The Mayor"? "Tam's Fun Time"? "Captain Woody"? "Channel 3 Clubhouse"? Michigan had it's fair share of locally-produced kid shows over the decades. CLICK IN to see a list and some old video clips!
MICHIGAN HISTORY: The 1990 Owosso Wedding Drug Bust
In 1990, a fake wedding in Owosso helped nab 86 drug dealers. CLICK IN to read this little slice of Owosso history!
ROADSIDE MICHIGAN: Manley’s Fish Market, St. Ignace
This is a perfect Michigan roadside stop if you need some road food. The more unique the place, the better! CLICK IN for photos and info!
HISTORIC MICHIGAN: Detroit’s Abandoned Old Pedestrian Tunnels
These 1920's relics still sit, abandoned, as a reminder of days gone by. CLICK IN for info, pictures, and locations!
The Lumber Graveyard at the Bottom of Lake Michigan
It's both eerie and beautiful..... CLICK IN to see these astonishing underwater photos and video!
BURIED TREASURE: $1,000,000 Lost from 1895 Train Robbery Holdup
Think you can find ONE MILLION DOLLARS that has been buried and missing since 1895? CLICK IN and read the details!
The Old 1858 General Store in Prairieville
Ever been to Prairieville? Ever heard of it? CLICK IN for pictures, info and location!
The Once-Booming Michigan Lumber Town of Luther, in Lake County
Luther was such a prosperous lumber town, then something happened that left it a shell of its former self. CLICK IN to read a brief history and see photos of the current old downtown buildings!