Knowledge Identifier: +John_Mellencamp
Born in 1951.
Countries: United States (52%), United Kingdom (9%), Indiana (9%)
Linked to: Columbia Records, Chestnut Street Incident, Ampex, Associated Press
Mellencamp recorded the album using a 1955 Ampex portable recording machine and only one microphone, requiring all the musicians to gather together around the mic
In the tiny town of Lake Belle Reve, Mississippi in 1957, a terrible tragedy took the lives of two brothers and a beautiful young girl
Bruce Robb (producer) - He is most recognized for his active role in the formative years of the music industry: first as a member of The Robbs during the music revolution of the 1960s, as a founder of Cherokee Studios in the 1970s; followed by decades of producing, engineering and recording with artists like Mos Def, Macy Gray, Henry Rollins, Steve Vai, The Lemonheads, John Mellencamp, Steve_Cropper, Ringo Starr, Etta James, Art Garfunkel, Rod Stewart, Del Shannon, Wilson Pickett
Mellencamp recorded "The Kid Inside", the follow-up to "Chestnut Street Incident," in 1977, but DeFries eventually decided against releasing the album and Mellencamp was dropped from MCA records
Riva Records added "I Need a Lover" to Mellencamp's next album released in the United States, 1979's "John Cougar", where the song became a No. 28 single in late 1979
Kenny Aronoff - In 1980 he opted out of an opportunity to audition for Lou Rawls and instead joined John Mellencamp's band, recording 10 albums and touring with him over a 17-year period
MTV - MTV played some classic rock acts from the 1980s and earlier decades, including David Bowie, Dire Straits , Journey, Rush, Aerosmith, The Moody Blues, John Mellencamp, Billy_Joel, Genesis, Billy Squier, Robert Palmer, Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, The Who and &ZZ_Top; newly solo acts such as Robert Plant, Phil Collins, Paul McCartney, David Lee Roth and Pete_Townshend; supergroup acts such as Asia, Power Station, The Firm and Traveling Wilburys, as well as forgotten acts such as Michael Stanley Band, Shoes, Blotto and Taxxi
Mellencamp is 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
Willie Nelson - Along with Neil Young and John Mellencamp, he set up Farm Aid in 1985 to assist and increase awareness of the importance of family farms, after Bob Dylan's comments during the Live Aid concert that he hoped some of the money would help American farmers in danger of losing their farms through mortgage debt
Streets of Philadelphia - This was a technique, appropriate for emotionally intense songs for which conventional video lip-syncing would seem especially false, that John Mellencamp pioneered in his 1985 "Rain on the Scarecrow" video, and that Springsteen himself had used on his 1987 "Brilliant Disguise" video
Ashley Richardson - In 1989 she had a leading role in John Mellencamp's "Let It All Hang Out" music video
He married former supermodel Elaine Irwin Mellencamp on September 5, 1992, but on December 30, 2010, Mellencamp announced that he and Irwin had separated after 18 years of marriage
Backstreet Boys - Mercury Records nearly signed them in 1993, but the deal fell through at the last minute because longtime Mercury recording artist John Mellencamp threatened to leave the label if they got in boy band business
In 1999, Mellencamp covered his own songs as well as those by Bob Dylan and the Drifters for his album "Rough Harvest" , one of two albums he owed Mercury Records to fulfill his contract
India.Arie - Arie performed a duet with rock singer-guitarist John Mellencamp on the song "Peaceful World" for his 2001 album "Cuttin' Heads"
Dub Taylor - In early 2006, filmmaker Mark Stokes began directing a feature-length documentary on the life of Dub Taylor, "That Guy: The Legacy of Dub Taylor", which has received support from the Taylor Family and many of Dub's previous co-workers, including Bill Cosby, Peter Fonda, Dixie Carter, John Mellencamp, Don Collier, and Cheryl Rogers-Barnett
On his 2007 album, "Freedom's Road", Mellencamp included a hidden track called "Rodeo Clown," which was a direct reference to George W. Bush
In its list of the 50 best albums of 2008, Rolling Stone magazine named "Life, Death, Love and Freedom" No. 5 overall and dubbed "Troubled Land" No. 48 among the 100 best singles of the year
Elaine Irwin Mellencamp - On January 14, 2011 John Mellencamp filed for divorce and requested that Elaine be returned to her maiden name 'Irwin'
Elaine Irwin - On January 14, 2011 John Mellencamp filed for divorce and requested that Elaine be returned to her maiden name 'Irwin'
Mellencamp has taken part in two Woody Guthrie tribute concerts in 2012 as part of a year-long celebration surrounding 100-year anniversary of the folk icon's birth
The musical will tour 20 U.S. cities as a "radio play" in the fall of 2013
Carlene Carter - Carter will be the opening act on John Mellencamp's 80-date "Plain Spoken" tour in 2015
A final leg of secondary US markets was added for April 2016
In 2018, Mellencamp was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame