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 seven books out: "Johnny's Jukebox Word Search: The 60s", “Johnny’s Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Q&A", "Johnny's Jukebox Trivia”, two "Paranormal Michigan", "Steve The Cat" and "Monster Memes #1". Make sure you check out my "Haunted Michigan" page, too!
Take a Then-and-Now Look at Saugatuck’s Neighbor the Village of Douglas
There remains some confusion on how this town was named. CLICK IN for some "then-and-now" photos and a brief bio!
The Last Remaining Ponderosa/Bonanza Steakhouses in Michigan including a Well Loved Locati…
When was the last time you were at one of these? CLICK IN to see where the last five Michigan locations are!
The Sad Tale How Sleeping Bear Dunes near Traverse City Got Its Name
The legend of Sleeping Bear is a sad one, but remember - it's only a legend. Click in for the tale!
50 Songs That Mention Michigan and Not Just Detroit
Thousands to choose from, narrowed down to 50...click in and see this list!
Take a “Ghost Town” Tour without Leaving Ingham County
This little route takes you to some faded towns, small towns, forgotten towns.....a perfect local roadtrip to do some afternoon!
Kalamazoo’s Gibson Guitar Plant: Changed for the Better or Worse?
They're turning this beloved plant into an extensive hotel. Good idea or not? CLICK IN for details...
Are Any Burger Chef Birdhouses Still Standing in Kalamazoo Area Yards?
Click in for some info on those campy Burger Chef bird houses.
The Mysterious, Healing Powers of the Keweenaw Vortex near Houghton, Michigan
Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a place called Prospector's Paradise, home to the Keweenaw Vortex, a mysterious force that emanates natural energy from the earth and many underground rivers.
Home of the Bowling Ball Tree: Hulbert, Michigan
A tree with bowling balls for leaves is just part of the fun when you drive thru Hulbert. CLICK IN for photos, details, and location!
The Tiny Michigan Town of Alamo: Was it Named After “the” Alamo?
No stores, restaurants, or gas stations in this Kalamazoo County village...but still an interesting slice of Michigania. Click in for photos and info!