I have spent over 50 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. My NEWEST book, "Johnny's Jukebox Word Search: The 60s" has been released and my rock trivia books, “Johnny’s Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Q&A" and "Johnny's Jukebox Trivia” are available along with my two "Paranormal Michigan" books. Make sure you check out my "Haunted Michigan" page found on this site.
The Michigan Ghost Town and Abandoned Mine of Nonesuch
The town is completely gone, and the old mine still sits crumbling as time goes on. CLICK IN to see then-and-now photos of Nonesuch!
The Durand Circus Train Wreck, 1903
This event remains one of the worst train wrecks in Michigan history. Click in for photos and details!
When Mark Twain Came To Michigan, 1895
Mark Twain spent four days in Michigan in the summer of 1895, although he was in great pain. CLICK IN for info and a few photos!
Williamston Then-and-Now Photos, 1800s-2000s
Closing in on their 190th Anniversary, Williamston has kept its 1800s charm. CLICK IN and take a look at some old photos going back over 100 years!
Where Was Michigan’s First Commercial Airport?
If it wasn't for a memorial hidden in the bushes, you'd never know about this airfield. Click in for info and photos...
Michigan’s Money & Bank Notes of the 1800s
Michigan once had its own 'personalized' money, all throughout the state. CLICK IN to see 30 examples!
When and Where Did Electricity Debut in Michigan?
Electricity came to Michigan in the late 1800s...CLICK IN for a little history!
The Ionia County Town of Clarksville, Early 1900s
Clarksville is a very cool town in the Michigan countryside with lots of old buildings and small town atmosphere. CLICK IN for photos going back over 100 years!
The Remains of the 1850s Michigan Hamlet of Coats Grove
Unlisted on maps, Coats Grove took up space in four townships. It currently sits quietly in the countryside. CLICK IN for photos and location!
Gallery of Michigan Doctors & Medicine: 1800s-1930s
Take a look at this unique gallery of Michigan medical practices, doctors, hospitals and more, from the 1800s thru the 1930s!