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.
Canoe or Kayak Across the State on This Old Native American Waterway
Used by Native Americans centuries ago, you can boat across Michigan using this inlet waterway. CLICK IN for location and route!
MICHIGAN SHADOW TOWN: Parks, in Newaygo County
The village of Parks got started in the late 1800s but failed to grow. By 1912, it was over. CLICK IN for details and location!
The Remains of an Abandoned Silver Mine Lie Under Lake Superior
The remains of a silver mine, abandoned since the late 1800s, still lie under Lake Superior. CLICK IN for photos and details!
PHOTOS: Stockbridge, Gregory & Munith; 1800s-1920s
CLICK IN to see some great old photos of Stockbridge and its surrounding villages going as far back as the mid-1800s!
The Fire That Devastated Metz, Michigan, 1908
CLICK IN to read about one of Michigan's tragedies that almost destroyed an entire town...
Buffalo Bill (1846-1917) and His Michigan Connection
Buffalo Bill brought his Wild West show to Michigan many times in the late 1800s...and he had relatives in Ann Arbor. CLICK IN for the info and photos!
What Michigan Rock Star’s Childhood Home Was Once Here?
There used to be a house here but it was torn down to make way for a highway. The house was where another famous Michigan rock star grew up. Who? CLICK IN and find out!
Michigan’s Oldest, Still-Operating Restaurant
This landmark Michigan eatery will be 190 years old next year...and still operating! CLICK IN for details!
Charlotte’s Short-Lived Automobile Company, 1904-1907
The Dolson automobiles were one of the best-made, top-notch cars in the country! So what happened? CLICK IN for info and photos!
This Year Marks the 100th Anniversary of Schuler’s Restaurant, Marshall
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of Schuler's Restaurant in Marshall...CLICK IN for some history and old photos!