John Mellencamp

Born 7 October 1951
John Mellencamp
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1951-10-07
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John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp Biography (Wikipedia)

John J Mellencamp (born October 7, 1951), previously known as Johnny Cougar, John Cougar, and John Cougar Mellencamp, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, painter, and actor. He is known for his catchy, populist brand of heartland rock, which emphasizes traditional instrumentation. Mellencamp rose to fame in the 1980s while "honing an almost startlingly plainspoken writing style that, starting in 1982, yielded a string of Top 10 singles", including "Hurts So Good", "Jack & Diane", "Crumblin' Down", "Pink Houses", "Lonely Ol' Night", "Small Town", "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.", "Paper in Fire", and "Cherry Bomb". He has amassed 22 Top 40 hits in the United States. In addition, he holds the record for the most tracks by a solo artist to hit number one on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, with seven. Mellencamp has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, winning one. Mellencamp released his latest album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, on April 28, 2017, to widespread critical acclaim.

Mellencamp is also one of the founding members of Farm Aid, an organization that began in 1985 with a concert in Champaign, Illinois, to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. Farm Aid concerts have remained an annual event over the past 32 years, and as of 2017 the organization has raised over $50 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture.

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Thundering Hearts
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Thundering Hearts
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My Soul's Got Wings
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My Soul's Got Wings
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Small Town
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Small Town
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I Need a Lover
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I Need a Lover
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Cherry Bomb
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Cherry Bomb
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R.O.C.K. In The USA
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R.O.C.K. In The USA
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Jack And Diane
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Jack And Diane
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Indigo Sunset
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Indigo Sunset
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Crumblin' Down
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Crumblin' Down
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Pink Houses
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Pink Houses
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Battle Of Angels
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Battle Of Angels
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Sugar Hill Mountain
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Sugar Hill Mountain
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Sugar Hill Mountain
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Sugar Hill Mountain
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Hurts So Good
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Hurts So Good
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I'm Not Running Anymore (Album Version)
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I'm Not Running Anymore (Album Version)
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Key West Intermezzo
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Key West Intermezzo
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China Girl
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