John Cougar Mellencamp

John Cougar Mellencamp

Real Name:
John Mellencamp
John Mellencamp was born in Seymour, Indiana on October 7, 1951. He started out for a brief period of time as a glam rocker, but then tried out for a solo career with his first album Chestnut Street Incident released by former David Bowie manager, Tony DeFries on the Mainman (division of MCA) label. That album was a complete flop partly due to the fact that the record label wanted to mold John into something he was not (a pretty boy ala James Dean) and the fact that the album was just cover songs. It was also the label's idea to release the album under the name Johnny Cougar which Mellencamp did not approve of. It wasnt until the release of American Fool released this time under the moniker John Cougar which featured his most well-known hit to date, "Jack & Diane" that he really made it big; the album stayed at #1 on the charts for nine weeks. Following that was Uh-huh which would be his first release under the moniker John Cougar Mellencamp; the name he would stick by until he gradually dropped the "Cougar" and just went by his given name John Mellencamp. A heart attack in 1994 prevented him from touring for one of his most famous albums to date Dance Naked. John has collaborated with Me'Shell Ndegeocello and India Arie over the years.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 (Performer).

John Cougar Mellencamp Discography


MCA-2225 Johnny Cougar* Chestnut Street Incident (Album) MCA Records MCA-2225 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
56483, RVLP 6 Johnny Cougar* A Biography (Album) Riva (2) 56483, RVLP 6 Greece 1978 Sell This Version
MIP-1-9402 John Cougar* John Cougar (Album) Riva (2) MIP-1-9402 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
RVC4 7403 John Cougar* Nothin' Matters And What If It Did (Album) Riva (2) RVC4 7403 US 1980 Sell This Version
KB 345 John Cougar Mellencamp, Gamma (5) John Cougar Mellencamp, Gamma (5) - King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. KB 345 US 1980 Sell This Version
20PP-84 John Cougar* American Fool (Album) Riva (2) 20PP-84 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
6.25568 AP John Cougar* The Kid Inside (Album) Mainman, Mainman 6.25568 AP Germany 1982 Sell This Version
RVL 7504, 814 450-1 John Cougar Mellencamp Uh-Huh (Album) Riva (2), Riva (2) RVL 7504, 814 450-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
824 865-1 M-1 John Cougar Mellencamp Scarecrow (Album) Mercury 824 865-1 M-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
P2 32465 John Cougar Mellencamp The Lonesome Jubilee (Album) Mercury, Mercury P2 32465 US 1987 Sell This Version
838 220-1 John Cougar Mellencamp Big Daddy (Album) Mercury 838 220-1 Portugal 1989 Sell This Version
314 510 151-2 John Mellencamp* Whenever We Wanted (Album) Mercury 314 510 151-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
P2 18088 John Mellencamp* Human Wheels (Album) Mercury P2 18088 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
522 428-2 John Mellencamp* Dance Naked (Album, Comp) Mercury 522 428-2 Australia & New Zealand 1994 Sell This Version
314 532 896-2 John Mellencamp* Mr. Happy Go Lucky (Album) Mercury 314 532 896-2 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
XM 69602 John Mellencamp* John Mellencamp (Album, Maxi) Columbia XM 69602 US 1998 Sell This Version
314 558 355-2 John Mellencamp* Rough Harvest (Album, Comp) Mercury, Mercury, Columbia House 314 558 355-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
CK 85098 John Mellencamp* Cuttin' Heads (Album, Maxi) Columbia CK 85098 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
512264 2, COL 512264 2, 5122642000 John Mellencamp* Trouble No More (Album) Columbia 512264 2, COL 512264 2, 5122642000 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
0602517180062 John Mellencamp* Freedom's Road (Album) Universal Republic Records 0602517180062 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
HRM-30895-01 John Mellencamp* Life Death Love And Freedom (Album) Hear Music HRM-30895-01 US 2008 Sell This Version
0888072316850 John Mellencamp* Life Death Live And Freedom (Album) Hear Music 0888072316850 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
0011661328426, 3284 John Mellencamp* No Better Than This (Album) Rounder Records 0011661328426, 3284 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
PRO HRM-0568 Stephen King*, John Mellencamp* And T Bone Burnett* Stephen King*, John Mellencamp* And T Bone Burnett* - Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County (Album, Comp) Concord Music Group (2), Hear Music (2) PRO HRM-0568 US 2013 Sell This Version
0602537860968 John Cougar Mellencamp Performs Trouble No More Live At Town Hall (Album) Mercury, UMe 0602537860968 Europe 2014 Sell This Version