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.
The 1903 Lumber Town of Aloha, on Mullett Lake
The village of Aloha had one of the most impressive train depots for its time...now demolished. Click in for some photos and details on Aloha!
Gallery of Michigan Doctors & Medicine: 1800s-1930s
Take a look at this unique gallery of Michigan medical practices, doctors, hospitals and more, from the 1800s thru the 1930s!
MICHIGAN CRIME: The Murder Case of Dr. MacGregor
A husband dies, followed by three sons. Was the wife and her doctor having an affair and offing her family? CLICK IN for details about this 1912 murder case!
Michigan’s TV Pitchmen #4: Irving Nusbaum
For decades, this was the man you bought carpet from, just from seeing him on TV. Click in for some info and old commercials!
The Michigan Ghost Town of Mentha, in Van Buren County
Once a prosperous town, now reduced to a few houses and no businesses. Click in for details and photos!
If You Grew Up In Michigan, Was This Your Favorite Lunch?
When I was a school kid, I - and many other kids - couldn't wait to get home to have this for lunch...and now it's too hard to find anywhere!
Michigan Semi-Ghost Town: Butternut, Hidden in the Countryside
The 1888 Michigan village of Butternut is another example of a town that went under, thanks to the railroad leaving. CLICK IN for some then-and-now photos!
PHOTOS: The Detroit Zoo in the 1940s
The Detroit Zoo has been around since 1928...and a history that goes back further. Click in for a 1940s look-back at the zoo!
The Mostly-Ghost Town of Peacock, Michigan
It's mostly a ghost town, with a few residents left. This is a VERY cool place to drive-thru on a roadtrip. CLICK IN for some then-and-now photos!
The Old Michigan Lumber Town of Covington, in Baraga County
Covington has lots of history, and a handful of old buildings still standing...Read the article and find out where to visit!