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 Baffling Lake Huron Disappearance of Chuck & Lana
Chuck & Lana went boating on Lake Huron. That's the last time they were seen alive. CLICK IN to read this unsolved Michigan mystery...
When Jackson Demonstrated the Evans Auto-Railer, 1935
A 1935 promo film was shot in Jackson to promote this unique vehicle. CLICK IN to see photos and the film!
The 1830 Execution That Helped Michigan Eliminate the Death Penalty
A man slugged his wife so hard, that she died. His execution convinced people against the death penalty. CLICK IN for the story!
The Historic Relics in Hart, Michigan
Founded in 1856, this Michigan town has held onto its history and put it on display. CLICK IN for details and location!
Gerald Ford’s Father Threatened To Kill Him and His Mother With a Butcher Knife
When president Gerald Ford was only two weeks old, his father went nuts and threatened to kill the family. CLICK IN for the story...
Michigan’s First Newspaper, 1809
Michigan's first newspaper was crude and partially in French...CLICK IN to find out a little more!
The World’s Tallest Man Died While Appearing in Michigan, 1940
Historically, he was the all-time TALLEST person in the world.....and he died while making an appearance in Michigan. CLICK IN for his story!
Petoskey Mineral Wells, 1890s-Present
Petoskey had quite a boom in the late 1800s with their mineral wells and you can still visit 'em today. CLICK IN for now-and-then photos and location!
Michiganders Who Died In – and Escaped From – the Jonestown Massacre, November 18, 1978
Six people from Michigan were in Jonestown on November 18, 1978. Only two survived. Click in for details...
Leslie, Michigan in Photos: 1900-1940s
Check out over 25 vintage photos of the Ingham County town of Leslie, going back well over 100 years!