John Cougar Mellencamp

John Cougar Mellencamp

Real Name:
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 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).
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John Cougar Mellencamp Discography

Albums

Johnny Cougar* Chestnut Street Incident (Album) MCA Records Canada 1976 Sell This Version
Johnny Cougar* A Biography (Album) Riva (2) Greece 1978 Sell This Version
John Cougar* John Cougar (Album) Riva (2) Canada 1979 Sell This Version
John Cougar* Nothin' Matters And What If It Did (Album) Riva (2) Canada 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
John Cougar* American Fool (Album) Riva (2) Canada 1982 Sell This Version
John Cougar* The Kid Inside (Album) Mainman, Mainman Germany 1982 Sell This Version
John Cougar Mellencamp Uh-Huh (Album) Riva (2), Riva (2) US 1983 Sell This Version
83-42 John Cougar Mellencamp The Source Profile / Concert(2xLP, Promo) NBC (2) 83-42 US 1983 Sell This Version
none John Cougar Mellencamp Spotlight Specials(2xLP, Promo, Transcription) ABC Contemporary Radio Network none US 1984 Sell This Version
John Cougar Mellencamp Scarecrow (Album) Mercury US 1985 Sell This Version
John Cougar Mellencamp The Lonesome Jubilee (Album) Mercury, Mercury US 1987 Sell This Version
88-10 John Cougar Mellencamp Superstar Concert Series(3xLP, Promo) Westwood One 88-10 US 1988 Sell This Version
John Cougar Mellencamp Big Daddy (Album) Mercury Portugal 1989 Sell This Version
John Mellencamp* Whenever We Wanted (Album) Mercury US 1991 Sell This Version
John Mellencamp* Human Wheels (Album) Mercury Canada 1993 Sell This Version
John Mellencamp* Dance Naked (Album, Comp) Mercury Australia & New Zealand 1994 Sell This Version
John Mellencamp* Mr. Happy Go Lucky (Album) Mercury Canada 1996 Sell This Version
John Mellencamp* John Mellencamp (Album, Maxi) Columbia US 1998 Sell This Version
John Mellencamp* Rough Harvest (Album, Comp) Mercury, Mercury, Columbia House US 1999 Sell This Version
John Mellencamp* Cuttin' Heads (Album, Maxi) Columbia Canada 2001 Sell This Version
John Mellencamp* Trouble No More (Album) Columbia Europe 2003 Sell This Version
none John Mellencamp* Dance Naked(10xFile, AAC, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Island Records none US 2005
John Mellencamp* Freedom's Road (Album) Universal Republic Records Europe 2007 Sell This Version
John Mellencamp* Life Death Love And Freedom (Album) Hear Music US 2008 Sell This Version