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Tragic Details About John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp — formerly John Cougar Mellencamp, formerly-formerly John Cougar — is an American original. His emotionally authentic, straightforward rock n' roll reflects his upbringing in the Heartland, combining pop, country, and folk to create poetic grooves that you can also jam out to on a bar's jukebox. Remarkably successful, Mellencamp has sold more than 27 million albums, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's many hits —  like "Jack and Diane," "Hurts So Good," "Cherry Bomb," "Small To

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    The Tragic Real-Life Story Of John Mellencamp

    The Tragic Real-Life Story Of John Mellencamp

    John Mellencamp — formerly John Cougar Mellencamp, formerly-formerly John Cougar — is an American original. His emotionally authentic, straightforward rock n' roll reflects his upbringing in the Heartland, combining pop, country, and folk to create poetic grooves that you can also jam out to on a bar's jukebox. Remarkably successful, Mellencamp has sold more than 27 million albums, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's many hits — like "Jack and Diane," "Hurts So Good," "Cherry Bomb," "Small Town," "Pink Houses," and "Authority Song" — are perpetually-played staples of classic rock radio.

    The Untold Truth Of John Mellencamp

    The Untold Truth Of John Mellencamp

    John Mellencamp, or John Cougar Mellencamp, or John Cougar, depending on how old you are, crafted the soundtrack to American life of the '70s and '80s. Born and raised in Indiana, he made music for real people — alternately labeled as Heartland rock, roots rock, or country-influenced rock — which almost always touched on the plight of the working class, but with hard rocking riffs and creative instrumentation that sound best when coming out of an old car radio. Classic rock stations from coast to coast still spin tons of Mellencamp standards, such as "Jack & Diane," "Hurts So Good," "Cherry Bomb," "Paper on Fire," and "Small Town," to name a few.

    Here's How Much John Mellencamp Is Really Worth

    Here's How Much John Mellencamp Is Really Worth

    Whether you know him by his real name or the variations that have the word "cougar" in them, chances are you're aware of the name John Mellencamp. The esteemed singer-songwriter has been around since the 1970s, and has established a back catalog that's at least as impressive as his absurdly thick hair. Mellencamp's story is a tragic one that befits his brand of no-frills rock music well. He has faced a difficult spina bifida spinal deformity that could have killed him when he was a child, endured a heart attack at just 42 years old, faced some devastating losses and difficulties in his personal life, and, of course, had to face a long and difficult road to success.

    Secrets Famous Musicians Don't Want You To Know

    Secrets Famous Musicians Don't Want You To Know

    Musicians, especially the pop star variety, are among the most ubiquitous celebrities on the planet. Their music is everywhere, their faces are everywhere, and their lives are seemingly perfect at all times. After all, they get paid untold gobs of money to sing pretty songs. If that isn't the ultimate dream job, what is?

    Musicians You Wouldn't Want To Meet In Real Life

    Musicians You Wouldn't Want To Meet In Real Life

    We all likely share the same fantasies when it comes to meeting our heroes. In the wonderful dreamworld of chance encounters with famous people, we are cool, collected, and not at all geeking out at sharing the same real estate as someone we admire. This applies to musicians as well. We imagine that we could conjure up stories that would make them see us differently than every other fervent follower they come across. "I'll make an impression on them," you think to yourself. "One day."

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