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 NEWEST book, "Johnny's Jukebox Word Search: The 60s" has been released and his rock trivia books, “Johnny’s Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Q&A" and "Johnny's Jukebox Trivia” are available along with his two "Paranormal Michigan" books. Make sure you check out his "Haunted Michigan" page found on this site.
HAUNTED MICHIGAN: The 1860s Ora Labora Graveyard
Colonists of a failed 1860s Michigan 'Utopia' are said to still roam at night. CLICK IN for some info...
Mackinac Island, 1866-1945
Most of us have visited Mackinac Island...but rarely do we see what it was like over 100 years ago. CLICK IN for photos, going back as far as 1866!
Michigan’s Failed Utopian Society of the 1860s
It was intended to be a place of peace, prosperity, and beauty with zero crime or complications. Five years later it was gone. CLICK IN for info and location!
How Michigan Was a Part of the 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
CLICK IN for some details on Michigan's involvement with the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, as we get closer to its 100th anniversary.
HAUNTED MICHIGAN: Riverside Cemetery’s “Lady In White”
A mysterious "Lady in White" and a murdered state senator are part of the hauntings found here. CLICK IN for some info!
Where Are All the Michigan Howard Johnson’s Restaurants?
Why did the Lansing, Jackson, Kalamazoo, and all Michigan Hojo locations disappear? What happened? CLICK IN for a brief bio and some memorabilia!
Possibly the Most Historically Important Place in Michigan
You could say that this is the "birthplace" of Michigan. CLICK IN for details and see where to visit!
The Doors Perform Their Worst AND Best Concert in Ann Arbor, 1967
In 1967, The Doors concert in Ann Arbor was their worst AND best. How is that possible? CLICK IN for the details...
HAUNTED MICHIGAN: The Little Girl in the Window
The ghost of a little girl was seen looking out the window, and her giggling is still heard long after the house was demolished. CLICK IN for more details...
What Creedence Clearwater Revival Song Was Based on a Michigan Incident?
This event in Michigan made national news in 1966, and was partly responsible for a Creedence Clearwater Revival song. CLICK IN for details!