John Mellencamp rose to be a rock star in 1980s with his signature heartland rock brand. He used traditional instrumentation to make his music different from the rest of the rock at the time.
Born in 1951 John Cougar Mellencamp also worked as an actor, a songwriter, painter and song-writer.
In 1976 to 1979, he did four albums. His fifth album called the American Fool was his big break into the market. The first single the album was `I Need A Lover’
Series of 1980's Hits
In the 1980’s he released a series of albums that included the Scarecrow, uh-Huh, and lonesome jubilee. Some of his most popular songs include The Authority Song, R.O.C.K In The U.S.A, Rain On The Scarecrow, and Cherry Bomb among others. He is the proud singer of 22 top 40 hits in USA. He also leads with most hits that are done by a solo artist on Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart.
Consistent Touring has kept Mellencamp relevant after 40 years in the business.
John dropped the name Cougar during the course of his career.
Grammy & Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
In the 2000’s he released a series of albums including Rough Harvest, Cuttin’s Head, and Trouble no more. He received a BillBoard Century Award in 2001 and the Woody Guthrie Award in 2004. He also has won a Grammy award in 1982.
In 2008, John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has continued to create new albums over the years with the culmination of the Plain Spoken in 2014.
See John Mellencamp perform at the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls on October 22nd, 2016. Stay at the Closest Hotel to Niagara Falls, the Marriott on the Falls hotel. View our:
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