John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp

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  • Small Town
  • September 2022
  • 3 Songs

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Jack & Diane
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Small Town
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Hurts So Good
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Jackie O
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Pink Houses [Live]

Albums

  • Strictly A One-Eyed Jack

    Jan 2022 • 12 songs

  • Chasing Rainbows

    Dec 2021 • 1 song

  • Wasted Days

    Sep 2021 • 1 song

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John Mellencamp

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Born October 7, 1951 in Seymour, Indiana, John Mellencamp fell in love with music at an early age and was gigging in local bars and fronting a soul band by the time he was 14. His professional music career began in earnest in 1976 when MCA Records released his first album, The Chestnut Street Incident. His manager dubbed him Johnny Cougar out of his belief that nobody would buy a record by anybody named Mellencamp. John protested but was overruled and eventually, of course, reclaimed his birth name as his public name. After releasing a few albums, he broke out in 1979 with hi...
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