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!
Thomas Edison Was Thrown off a Train in This Small Michigan Town
When Thomas Edison was a boy, he was working on a train. Thanks to a dangerous experiment, he was thrown off in this little Michigan town. CLICK IN to see this historic Michigan town and find out where to visit!
Michigan or Wisconsin: Which is the TRUE “Mitten” State?
Wisconsin has vaguely attempted to call itself the "real" Mitten State for a number of years. I don't think so, Scooter. CLICK IN for some ideas of what they SHOULD call themselves...
The Creepy Shoe Tree in Bath
Shoe trees show up all throughout Michigan...but the one in Bath has a certain creepiness to it. CLICK IN for photos and location...
Ghost Towns, Aged, and Defunct Towns Along M-28, Houghton County
These seven old Michigan lumber & mining towns along M-28 make a great little roadtrip! CLICK IN for photos and route!
Did You Know This Former 1950’s TV Star Was From Lansing?
She passed away in 2005 and is one of Hollywood's obscure footnotes in entertainment history. But she deserves more recognition in her hometown of Lansing. CLICK IN to see who she is!
More Wurds That Prove Michiganders Have an Ax-sent
Hard to admit, but I pronounce many of these words just like they're written. Maybe you or someone you know does, too! CLICK IN to see this latest list of 18 words as pronounced by (many) Michiganders!
The Underwater ‘Ghost Village’ of Clark Lake
Many vacationers, swimmers & boaters who visit Clark Lake every summer don't know about this underwater graveyard, just a few feet away from the beach. CLICK IN to see underwater photos and location!
Do You Know the Nicknames of These 40 Michigan Cities?
Can you identify these Michigan towns by their nicknames? "Christmas Pickle Capitol", "Cherry Pit Spitting Capitol", "Beer Tent Capitol", "Michigan's Smallest City" or "Hothouse Rhubarb Capitol"? If not, then CLICK IN to see the nicknames of 40 …
PREHISTORIC MICHIGAN: The Fossil Ledges of Drummond Island
Thousands & thousands of old salt water coral beds are fossilized and sitting in an obscure and desolate (but gorgeous) part of Michigan. CLICK IN to see photos and location!
MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: Banfield in Barry County
Some cool old buildings still stand in this secluded village, waiting for you to take some pictures! CLICK IN to see some photos and where to visit!