John Mellencamp

Singer-Songwriter John Mellencamp

Full Name: John J. Mellencamp, previously known as Johnny Cougar
Profession: Singer-Songwriter

United States of America

Biography: John Mellencamp has sold over 60 million records worldwide, and penned the hits "Pink Houses"; "Jack and Diane", and "Small Town".

in 1985, Mellencamp became one of the founding members of Farm Aid, an organization to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. Farm Aid concerts have raised over $60 million, as of 2021.

Mellencamp was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018.

In addition to his work as rock performer, he is noted as a painter, and has composed music for film and theater.

Born: October 7, 1951
Birthplace: Seymour, Indiana, USA
Age: 71 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra

Married Life

  • 1992-09-05 Rock singer John Mellencamp (40) weds model Elaine Irwin (23) in Indiana; divorce 2011
  • 2011-08-12 Rock singer John Mellencamp (59) divorces model Elaine Irwin (41) after 18 years of marriage

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