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!
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!
Plank Roads Were Abundant in Michigan, 1800s Including Through Kalamazoo
Plank roads may not have originated in Michigan, but we became the leader. Check out some brief info and photos!
20 of Michigan’s Greatest Urban Legends
December may be the season to be merry, but now's the season to be scary. Check out this group of 20 Michigan Urban legends!
Kellogg’s Cereal Competitors, 1863-1949
Kellogg's and Post were NOT the only cereal companies 150 years ago. Take a look at some of the cereals that didn't succeed (and a couple that did)!
Ernie Harwell’s Former Home in Detroit
Ernie Harwell was a Detroit Tiger broadcaster, but he became more famous than most of the players. Take a look and see where he used to live!
How Many of these Michigan Attractions Have You Visited?
Roadtrippin' thru Michigan and pointing out things to the family makes a great weekend getaway. Take a look at 25 quirky things to see!
World-Famous “Stratosphere Man” (1889-1951), Buried in Lansing
From a Michigan small town, this man entertained the country until an accident in 1951. Click in and read his story...
The Sad But Successful Life of Michigan’s Verne Troyer
Verne Troyer - born in Sturgis, Michigan - was only 49 when he passed away. Read about his life and see where he is laid to rest near his hometown.
History: America’s First Outdoor Shopping Mall Was in Kalamazoo
Another first for Michigan...take a look at some vintage and current photos!
Pretty Boy Floyd’s Michigan Hideout, 1930
One of America's most notorious gangsters, Pretty Boy Floyd, had a hideout in Michigan not far from the state line. Take a look and see where to visit!