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 eight books out: "Johnny's Jukebox Word Search: The 60s", “Johnny’s Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Q&A", "Johnny's Jukebox Trivia”, "Paranormal Michigan", "Paranormal Michigan 2", "Steve The Cat", "Monster Memes #1" and "Monster Memes #2". Make sure you check out my "Haunted Michigan" page, too!
The Michigan Man Who Created the Four-Way Traffic Light, 1920
With traffic plagued with accidents, a Michigan man created a solution in 1920. Click in for details!
Michigan’s Smallest Towns (According to the Census)
The census says these are our state's smallest towns. Take a look and see if you agree...
When Haslett and Lake Lansing Were Known As ‘Pine Lake’
Take a look at some vintage photos of the old Pine Lake (Lake Lansing) Park and Haslett, going back over 100 years!
The “Michigan Left” Turn: Love It, Hate It, or Tolerate It?
Some love it, some hate it, others are confused by it. Take a look at some brief info...
Where Did the Cross on Sackrider Hill End Up?
In 2018, the Sackrider Hill Cross was taken down after almost 70 years. Where did it go? Find out here...
Michigan’s Oldest (1831) Still-Standing Land Office is in This Town
It's the oldest in Michigan and one of only a few left in the country. Take a look!
Michigan Vs. Wisconsin – Where Was the Republican Party REALLY Founded?
Once and for all: who can positively resolve this? Take a look at some info...
2021 Marks Grass Lake’s 150TH Anniversary
Grass Lake celebrates its 150th birthday this year...take a look at some photos going back over 100 years!
FORGOTTEN: Africa, Ingham County – Settled by Abolitionists, 1860
The forgotten, unlisted Ingham County community of Africa was 'founded' by abolitionists during the Civil War. Take a look at the location and some info!
Michigan During World Wars I & II
We don't have to wait for Memorial Day to honor those who lost their lives in war. Take a look at these photos of Michigan during World Wars I & II...