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John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp’s recording career began as Johnny Cougar in the mid-’70s, but it wasn’t until his fifth album — 1982′s No. 1 ‘American Fool’ — that he became a household name (and one that still was making records under his stage moniker). By 1983′s ‘Uh-Huh,’ the Indiana-born singer-songwriter had enough muscle to get his real name on his records, though it wouldn’t be until 1991′s ‘Whenever We Wanted’ that the “Cougar” would be permanently dropped. The change in names coincided with an artistic growth that culminated in 1985′s ‘Scarecrow’ and 1987′s ‘The Lonesome Jubilee,’ two of the decade’s strongest albums of heartland rock. In addition to releasing a series of albums over the years, Mellencamp directed and starred in the 1992 movie ‘Falling From Grace’ and cowrote the musical ‘Ghost Brothers of Darkland County’ with Stephen King in 2012.

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28 Years Ago: John Cougar Mellencamp Digs Deeper Into Roots Music on ‘The Lonesome Jubilee’

On Aug. 24, 1987, John Mellencamp released one of his best albums, The Lonesome Jubilee.

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Country Star Keith Urban Releases New Single, ‘John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16’

Keith Urban name-checks John Mellencamp's former stage name in his new single.

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Mercury Records

26 Years Ago: John Mellencamp Releases ‘Big Daddy’

John Mellencamp released 'Big Daddy' on May 9, 1989.

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John Mellencamp’s Sons Plead Guilty in Beat-down Case

John Mellencamp's sons have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery charges from a 2013 fight.

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John Mellencamp Blasts Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law

Mellencamp wrote an op-ed for the Indianapolis Star that criticized the controversial new legislation.

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Is This What Happened to Characters From John Mellencamp, Bon Jovi and Steve Miller’s Hits?

Classic rock fans of all ages have grown up with John Mellencamp's "Jack & Diane," Tommy and Gina from Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" and Billy Joe and Bobby Sue from the Steve Miller Band's "Take the Money and Run."

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YouTube

John Mellencamp and Sting Join Billy Joel Onstage

Billy Joel has been mixing up his Madison Square Garden residency with some surprises here and there.

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John Mellencamp Meets the Surgeon Who Saved His Life

When John Mellencamp was born in 1951, medicine to correct and mitigate the effects of spinal bifida was still in its developmental stages.

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Win a Trip to See John Mellencamp Live in New York City

You and a guest could win a trip to see John Mellencamp in New York City next year, when he launches his 2015 tour in support of his upcoming 'Plain Spoken' album.

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Brad Barket, Getty Images

John Mellencamp Announces ‘Plain Spoken’ Tour

John Mellencamp will be hitting towns both small and large as part of a massive new 80-date tour in support of his forthcoming 'Plain Spoken' album.

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