John Cougar Mellencamp

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John Mellencamp
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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 mostly consisted of 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 wasn't 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).
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MCA-2225 Chestnut Street Incident — John Cougar Mellencamp Johnny Cougar* Chestnut Street Incident (Album) MCA Records, Mainman MCA-2225 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
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P-10780W A Biography — John Cougar Mellencamp Johnny Cougar* A Biography (Album) Riva (2), Riva (2) P-10780W Japan 1978 Sell This Version
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RVL-7401 John Cougar — John Cougar Mellencamp John Cougar* John Cougar (Album) Riva (2) RVL-7401 US 1979 Sell This Version
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RVL4 7403 Nothin' Matters And What If It Did — John Cougar Mellencamp John Cougar* Nothin' Matters And What If It Did (Album) Riva (2) RVL4 7403 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
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KB 345 King Biscuit Flower Hour — John Cougar Mellencamp 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
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SERIES #20 SHOW #13 Innerview — John Cougar Mellencamp John Cougar* Innerview Innerview SERIES #20 SHOW #13 US 1982 Sell This Version
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none King Biscuit Flower Hour — John Cougar Mellencamp John Cougar Mellencamp King Biscuit Flower Hour DIR Radio Network none US 1982 Sell This Version
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CLAMC 112 The Kid Inside — John Cougar Mellencamp John Cougar* The Kid Inside (Album) Mainman, Mainman CLAMC 112 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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RVL 7501 American Fool — John Cougar Mellencamp John Cougar* American Fool (Album) Riva (2), Riva (2) RVL 7501 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
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TBS-LC-8 Live From Central Park (Hour No. 8) — John Cougar Mellencamp John Cougar* Live From Central Park (Hour No. 8)(LP, Transcription) Télémédia Communications, TBS Syndications TBS-LC-8 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
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814 450 Uh-Huh — John Cougar Mellencamp John Cougar Mellencamp Uh-Huh (Album) Riva (2), Riva (2) 814 450 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
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NBC 83-42 Profile/Concert (John Cougar Mellencamp Special) — John Cougar Mellencamp John Cougar Mellencamp Profile/Concert (John Cougar Mellencamp Special)(2xLP, Transcription) The Source (8) NBC 83-42 US 1983 Sell This Version
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none Super Groups In Concert — John Cougar Mellencamp John Cougar* / Dexys Midnight Runners John Cougar* / Dexys Midnight Runners - Super Groups In Concert(3xLP, Transcription) ABC Rock Radio Network none US 1983 Sell This Version
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NBC 83-4 The John Cougar Concert — John Cougar Mellencamp John Cougar Mellencamp The John Cougar Concert(2xLP, Transcription) The Source (8) NBC 83-4 US 1983 Sell This Version
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PAN84-3 Superstar Concert Series — John Cougar Mellencamp John Cougar Mellencamp Superstar Concert Series Westwood One PAN84-3 US 1984 Sell This Version
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OTR 84-23 Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner — John Cougar Mellencamp Mary Turner (4), John Cougar Mellencamp Mary Turner (4), John Cougar Mellencamp - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner Westwood One OTR 84-23 US 1984 Sell This Version
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none Spotlight Specials — John Cougar Mellencamp John Cougar Mellencamp Spotlight Specials(2xLP, Promo, Transcription) ABC Watermark, ABC Contemporary Radio Network none US 1984 Sell This Version
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none Hot Rocks — John Cougar Mellencamp John Cougar Mellencamp Hot Rocks(LP, Transcription) United Stations Radio Networks none US 1984 Sell This Version
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824 865-1 Scarecrow — John Cougar Mellencamp John Cougar Mellencamp Scarecrow (Album) Riva (2), Riva (2) 824 865-1 Israel 1985 Sell This Version
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none Hot Rocks 1986 - Weekend of April 4, 1986 — John Cougar Mellencamp John Cougar Mellencamp Hot Rocks 1986 - Weekend of April 4, 1986(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) United Stations Programming Network none US 1986 Sell This Version
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86-09 Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner — John Cougar Mellencamp Mary Turner (4), John Cougar Mellencamp Mary Turner (4), John Cougar Mellencamp - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One 86-09 US 1986 Sell This Version
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OTR 86-23 Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner — John Cougar Mellencamp Mary Turner (4), John Cougar Mellencamp Mary Turner (4), John Cougar Mellencamp - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One OTR 86-23 US 1986 Sell This Version
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P.I.M. 58 Pioneers In Music #58 - The New Rock Frontmen/America — John Cougar Mellencamp Billy Squier, Bryan Adams, John Cougar Mellencamp Billy Squier, Bryan Adams, John Cougar Mellencamp - Pioneers In Music #58 - The New Rock Frontmen/America(LP, Transcription, Rad) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. P.I.M. 58 USA & Canada 1986 Sell This Version
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832 465-4, 832465-4 The Lonesome Jubilee — John Cougar Mellencamp John Cougar Mellencamp The Lonesome Jubilee (Album) Mercury, Mercury 832 465-4, 832465-4 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
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nessuno Dancing in The Night — John Cougar Mellencamp John Cougar Mellencamp Dancing in The Night(LP, Promo + LP, Promo) R.O.A.R. Recordings nessuno Europe 1988 Sell This Version