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John Mellencamp


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Born: 1951/10/07
Birth Place: Seymour, Indiana, U.S.
Years Active: 1976–present
Genres: Rock, Heartland Rock, Roots Rock, Folk

John Mellencamp, previously known by the stage names Johnny Cougar, John Cougar and John Cougar Mellencamp, (born October 7, 1951) is an American rock singer-songwriter, musician, painter and occasional actor known for his catchy, populist brand of heartland rock that eschews synthesizers and other artificial sounds in favor of organic instrumentation. Mellencamp is also one of the founding members of Farm Aid, an organization that began in 1985 with a concert in Champaign, Illinois to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. The Farm Aid concerts have remained an annual event over the past 25 years. After about 18 months of trav... Continue Bio >>


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