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 seven books out: "Johnny's Jukebox Word Search: The 60s", “Johnny’s Vintage Rock 'n' Roll Q&A", "Johnny's Jukebox Trivia”, two "Paranormal Michigan", "Steve The Cat" and "Monster Memes #1". Make sure you check out my "Haunted Michigan" page, too!
The Push To Take Down General Custer’s Statue in Monroe
Leave it, take it down, move it, or alter it? Click in for details of 2020's efforts to remove Custer's statue...
The Impressive 1860 Cemetery of Pentwater, Michigan
Ironically, this impressive old 1860 cemetery has a separate section that contains people who died from the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. CLICK IN for photos and info!
Vintage Lansing School Photos, 1890s-1940s
Here are 40 old Lansing-area school photos, some taken from old yearbooks, others...who knows? Click in and see what school in Lansing was like over 100 years ago!
The Early Years of Portland, 1800s-1940s
Click in to see a gallery of vintage photos of Portland, with a few "then-and-now" comparisons!
Chelsea, Michigan: Then-and-Now Photos, 1800s-2000s
Chelsea was settled in the 1820s and still going strong. Click in for a brief bio and some "then-and-now" photos!
Dimondale, Michigan Then-and-Now Photos
Click in and take a look at Eaton County's Dimondale, going back over 100 years!
The Town of Ridgeway, Lenawee County. Where’s Its History?
There's hardly any written history on this Lenawee County town. Can anyone help?
Michigan’s Ten Worst Places to Live for 2021
Every year, someone has to take it upon themselves to do this list. Take a look and see what 'computerized data' says are Michigan's Ten Worst...
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!