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!
Michigan’s Standard Gas Stations: 1910s-1950s
When driving thru Michigan, travelers usually sought out a Standard station to re-fuel. Where are they now? Here are some of Michigan's vintage Standard stations, going back over 100 years...
This Michigan Town Holds the State Record for Highest Recorded Temperature
"What’s also weird is that these areas not only get the hottest, they get the coldest....."
How Did Novi, Michigan Get Its Name? Which Tale Do YOU Believe?
There's a handful of explanations for Novi's name. Take a look and see which one you believe...
The Clearest Lake in Michigan
"The lake has a depth of 39 feet, the shoreline is almost five miles around, and is a fisherman's paradise.....".
The Shadow Town of Holloway: Lenawee County, Michigan
"No grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, or party stores....."
Abandoned Eastown Theatre – From Motion Pictures to Drug Deals: Detroit, Michigan 1931-2015
"The place was plagued with deaths, drug busts, fire violations, dope dealers, and getting busted for operating without a proper license....."
Lake Superior’s 80-Mile “Shipwreck Coast” Ends at Whitefish Point, Michigan
"The lighthouse remains the oldest, still-operating lighthouse on Lake Superior....."
Abandoned Motel in Saginaw, Michigan: A Closer, Inside Look
"Unfortunately, there were a good many comments online about how awful this place was and how terrible it was to stay there....."
Abandoned Train Cars on a Deserted Railroad Track: Charlotte, Michigan
"They sit nestled between two rows of trees, hiding from the view of motorists....."
What Happens to the Horses of Mackinac Island During Wintertime?
Where do they go? How are they cared for? Find out here...