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John Mellencamp
  • Name: John Mellencamp
  • Born: 10/07/1951 (69 years old)
  • Occupation: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Painter, Actor, Activist, Film director
  • Website: mellencamp.com

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, actor, and film director. 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. His latest album of original songs, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, was released on April 28, 2017.

Birth Name: John J. Mellencamp

Alias: Johnny Cougar, John Cougar, John Cougar Mellencamp

Genre: Rock, heartland rock, hard rock, roots rock, folk rock, country rock

Birth Place: Seymour, Indiana, U.S.

Website: mellencamp.com

Source: Wikipedia

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