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’