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.
Hague Amusement Park, Jackson, 1890s-1923
Hague Amusement Park south of Jackson lasted a little over 25 years. Sadly, it's gone. CLICK IN to see what it looked like then...and now!
MICHIGAN SHADOW TOWN: Sherwood, in Branch County
Here's a Michigan small town that makes an interesting drive-thru. CLICK IN for current pictures and some from over 100 years ago!
ROADSIDE MICHIGAN: The Leaning Tower of Pizza
Two very weird structures sit in an Ann Arbor field...CLICK IN and see what & where they are!
Michigan Rock in the 1960’s: Green’s Pavilion, Devil’s Lake
It began in 1914 as a dance pavilion but later turned into one of Michigan's top spots for the world's top rock bands. CLICK IN for photos, info and location!
Michigan is Home to the World’s Largest Brown Trout
Another 'World's Largest' is right here in Michigan. CLICK IN to see where to visit on your roadtrip!
Michigan Has the Only Chain-Driven Ferry Boat in the US
The only remaining, manually-pulled ferry in the US is in our state, and it makes a fun stop on your roadtrip. CLICK IN for details and location!
MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: Maple Valley, in Montcalm County
Maple Valley had a good number of businesses that have vanished over time. CLICK IN for location and info!
The Michigan High School Days of Glenn Frey
The late member of The Eagles grew up in Michigan, preparing him for the super-stardom that would come later. CLICK IN for some photos and info!
ABANDONED MICHIGAN: The Charcoal Kilns at Sleeping Bear Dunes
These abandoned charcoal kilns are easy to find and ready to explore. CLICK IN for location and details!
Jackson Harness Raceway, 1948-2008
Jackson Harness Raceway had a good 60 years until it was closed...except for one last day ten years later. CLICK IN for photos, memorabilia, and info!