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, "Paranormal Michigan" has been released and his rock trivia books, “Johnny’s Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Q&A" and "Johnny's Jukebox Trivia” are available as well. Make sure you check out his "Haunted Michigan" page found on this site.
The Man Who Voiced Darth Vader Grew Up in This Michigan Ghost Town
James Earl Jones, who voiced 'Darth Vader' in the original "Star Wars", grew up and went to school in this northern Michigan community, which has been referred to as a 'ghost town'. CLICK IN to learn more!
The Oldest Still-Operating Theater in Michigan
Since 1866, this theater has been in operation. CLICK IN to find out where to visit this historic Michigan theater!
The Oldest Commercial Bowling Alley in the U.S. is in Michigan
It's another of the "oldest in the U.S." that happens to be right here in Michigan. CLICK IN to find out more!
The Oldest Still-Operating Bar in Michigan
Here is the OLDEST, STILL-OPERATING saloon in Michigan. CLICK IN for location, info, and photos!
It’s Motown Records’ 60th Anniversary!
Motown Records celebrates its 60th anniversary this year! CLICK IN for a brief history and photo gallery!
No More Tastee-Freez Ice Cream Stands Left in Michigan
Where did all the Tastee-Freez ice cream stands go? There's not one left in Michigan! CLICK IN for more info...
Michigan’s Local Kid Shows, 1950’s – 1970’s
Remember "Al E. Khatt & The Mayor"? "Tam's Fun Time"? "Captain Woody"? "Channel 3 Clubhouse"? Michigan had it's fair share of locally-produced kid shows over the decades. CLICK IN to see a list and some old video clips!
Only Two Dog ‘n Suds Drive-in Restaurants Left in Michigan
Remember Dog n Suds drive-ins? There are only two left in Michigan! If you love coneys and creamy root beer, visit one of these two locations this summer. CLICK IN for locations!
Howard Johnson Restaurants Completely Gone in Michigan
No more Howard Johnson Restaurants in Michigan.....maybe a few motor lodges, but no eateries. CLICK IN for some old commercials, former Mid-Michigan locations, and info!
ROADSIDE MICHIGAN: Giant Can of Duff Beer & Pack of Cigarettes
A giant can of Homer Simpson's favorite beer awaits you and your photo skills. CLICK IN to see where you can visit!