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!
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!
This Michigan Village Was Called a “Hotbed of Abolitionism”
In 1847, the Kentucky Slave Raid made its way into this little Michigan town. Holy cow...check this one out by clicking the picture!
The Oldest, Still-Surviving Building in Michigan
No, the old man shown here is NOT in front of Michigan's oldest building...I just liked the picture. CLICK IT to find out where Michigan's oldest surviving structure is.
Where are all the Michigan Big Boy Restaurants?
How many Michigan Big Boy restaurants are left? CLICK IN to see where in Michigan you can still visit a Big Boy!
Pride & Country Historic Village and What’s Left of Frankentrost
Frankentrost had many shops & stores, but now they're gone...but there is an historic village nearby to see. CLICK IN for info and photos!
SMALLTOWN SPOTLIGHT: “Then-and-Now” Photos of Douglas, in Allegan County
There remains some confusion on how this town was named. CLICK IN for some "then-and-now" photos and a brief bio!
This is the Sixth Oldest Village in Michigan
This 1833 town survived 'ghost town' status is is doing very well to this day. CLICK IN for photos and location!
The Village with Three Names: Henrietta, in Jackson County
So which of these three names are we supposed to call it? Click in for info & photos, then make your choice...