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 1921-1923 Scandal That Gave Teapot Dome, Michigan Its Name
A scandal from the early 1920s gave this place its name...details are here!
Michigan Buried by a Meteor (or Comet) Over a Billion Years Ago
With debris flying over 300 miles from the impact, Michigan became covered in rock.....
Vintage Michigan Grocers Part 4 – Before Digital, Before Surveillance: 1880s-1950s
Here are many, many more images of old Michigan grocers from all over our state!
Dating Back 2000 Years – the Hopewell Burial Mounds: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Within these mounds lie the dead and their trinkets. Photos of the area are here...
How Michigan Celebrated Halloween: 1900s-1960s
Back when Halloween used to be fun for kids.....AND adults!
Michigan’s Top Two Smallest Cities: Which Should Legally Be #1?
One is mainly a lake, the other is more of a village. Which one should qualify as Michigan's #1 Smallest City?
The Ghost Towns of Craig & Jacobsville, Michigan
Photos of Craig are hard to find, but there are a couple here along with some of Jacobsville...
Michigan’s Butchers & Meat Markets, 1900-1920s
Take a look at some of Michigan's early-1900s butchers and meat markets and compare to what we have today...
A Former Detroit Tiger Hailed From This Little-Known Village in Genesee County, Michigan
The village is Montrose, a place seldom heard by many Michiganders. Now you will know a little more about it..
The Classic Michigan Salesmen, 1900-1940s
They walked, talked, hitchhiked, rode a horse, drove a buggy...any way possible to track you down and knock on your door. Here's a gallery of vintage Michigan salesmen!