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John Mellencamp Bio, Age, Net Worth, Spouse, Daughter, Kids, Height

John Mellencamp Bio, Age, Net Worth, Spouse, Daughter, Kids, Height

John J Mellencamp is an American musician, singer-songwriter, painter, and actor as well. He is popular for his catcher, a populist brand of heartland rock. Moreover, he rose to the frame while “honing an almost startlingly plainspoken writing style in the 1990s.”

John Mellencamp was born on 7th October 1951 in  Seymour, the United States. As of 2019, his age is 68 years old with his birth sign Libra. He is the son of Richard Mellencamp (father) and Marilyn Lowe (mother). His full name is Johnny Cougar, John Cougar, and John Cougar Mellencamp. John belongs to the American nationality and belongs to the German, Scottish, English, Scots-Irish Welsh, French, and remote Flemish.

At the age of 18, he had eloped with his pregnant girlfriend Priscilla Esterline. He has altogether four siblings named Ted Mellencamp, Joe Mellencamp, Laura Hackman, and Janet Kiel. Furthermore, he had graduated from Vincennes University in 1974.

John Mellencamp’s Career

John had begun by recording The Kid Inside, the follow-up to Chestnut Street Incident, in 1977. After that, he had started playing in a cover band called Crepe Soul. Eventually, he had improved and released his single “I Need a Lover” in 1978. Where this song hit in Australia, and then a Top 30 track in the U.S. Upon it.

Moreover, he had a big breakthrough that came with the chart-topping album American Fool in 1982. In the next year (1983), he had enjoyed more commercial success with Uh-Huh, which became a Top 10 album on the strength of three hit singles. Similarly, John had acclaimed Scarecrow which featured a mixture of styles, from the uptempo “R.O.C.K. In the U.S.A in 1985.

After that, he continued to mature as an artist with his next recording. In 1987, he had his recording called The Lonesome Jubilee, which featured some experimentation with a folk rock-type sound. Later on, he had tried his hand at acting in 1992. Also, he directed and starred in a semi-autobiographical drama about a successful musician returning to his small-town roots.

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Caption: John Mellencamp

In 1993, delivered Human Wheels, scoring solid radio play with its title track and “What if I Came Knocking”. Then he continued churning out music that reflected his musings on life and middle age via the albums John Mellencamp in 1998, Rough Harvest in 1999, and Cuttin’ Heads in 2001.

After a long time, he had recorded new songs in a series of historic locations in the South, including the First African Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia, and Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee in 2009. Also, he had revealed his talents as a painter to a wider audience in 2012.

Furthermore, he had released his first studio album in four years, the folk-and-blues infused Plain Spoken in the year 2014. As so far, he has won the titles such as the century award in 2001, Best Male Rock Vocal Performance in 1983, and Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist in 1983.

What is John Mellencamp Net Worth and Salary?

The muѕісіаn John Mellencamp whо hаѕ rеlеаѕеd mаnу соmmеrсіаllу ѕuссеѕѕful аlbumѕ іn hіѕ саrееr? Also the multі-аwаrd wіnnіng ѕіngеr hаѕ ѕоld mоrе thаn 40 mіllіоn аlbumѕ аnd mаdе а nеt wоrth оf оvеr $30 mіllіоn. Regarding his salary is still unknown.

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Caption: John Mellencamp with his ex-girlfriend Christie Brinkley

Іn аddіtіоn tо ѕіngіng аnd ѕоngwrіtіng, hе hаѕ аlѕо арреаrеd іn movies. Ніѕ movie сrеdіtѕ іnсludе, ‘Маdіѕоn’, ‘Fаllіng frоm Grасе’, ‘Аftеr Іmаgе’, ‘Lоnе Ѕtаr Ѕtаtе оf Міnd’, аnd ‘Аt thе Моvіеѕ’. Alѕо he has wrіttеn ѕсоrеѕ fоr ѕеvеrаl mоvіеѕ іnсludіng ‘Іthаса’ аnd hаѕ mаdе ѕеvеrаl guеѕt арреаrаnсеѕ.

Меllеnсаmр іѕ а vеrу іnѕріrаtіоnаl реrѕоn and аlѕо wоrkеd fоr ѕеvеrаl саuѕеѕ аnd hаѕ rесеіvеd hоnоrѕ fоr thе ѕаmе. Тhrоughоut hіѕ all саrееr, hе hаѕ gіvеn mаnу hіt ѕіnglеѕ аnd аlbumѕ. А рорulаr nаmе іn thе muѕіс іnduѕtrу that he hаѕ gоt mаnу fаnѕ асrоѕѕ thе wоrld. Currently, We don’t have enough information about Cars, Monthly/Yearly Salary. We will update soon.

Who is John Mellencamp Married to?

The prominent Musician John Mellencamp is in a long-term relationship with Meg Ryan since Nov 2014. Also, he has even been in relationships with Christie Brinkley in 2015 – 2016 and had an encounter with Mariel Hemingway in 1991.

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Caption: John Mellencamp with his ex-wife Elaine Irwin

Previously, he had even married Elaine Irwin 1992 – 2011. There is no further information about their separation. But there is no issue of separation between the blessed couple.  Their relationship is depending on mutual trust and understanding too.

They both are loyal to each other. Also, he married Vicky Granucci 1981 – 1989 and Priscilla Esterline 1969 – 1981. John has altogether five children named Teddi Jo Mellencamp, Hud MellencampSpeck MellencampMichelle Mellencamp, and Justice Mellencamp. There is not much information about his personal life. Currently, he might be single or dating some.

How Tall is John Mellencamp?

John Mellencamp stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches, whereas his body weight is missing. He has dark brown color hair with a blue color eye. He has more than 82.7k followers on Twitter and over 59.4k followers on Instagram. Furthermore, he has 993k followers on Facebook.

Facts of John Mellencamp Bio, Age, Net Worth, Spouse, Daughter, Kids, Height

Full NameJohn Mellencamp
Net Worth$30 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 7, 1951
Age 70 years 8 months
Place Of BirthSeymour, Indiana, United States
Height5 ft 7 in (1.715 m)
ProfessionMusician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Painter
EducationVincennes University, Indiana University Bloomington, Jack & Diane, Hurts So Good, Pink Houses, Vincennes University, Indiana University Bloomington
SpouseElaine Irwin (m. 1992–2011), Victoria Granucci (m. 1981–1989), Priscilla Mellencamp (m. 1970–1981)
ChildrenHud Mellencamp, Michelle Mellencamp, Justice Mellencamp, Speck Mellencamp, Teddi Jo Mellencamp, Jack & Diane, Hurts So Good, Pink Houses, Teddi Jo Mellencamp, Hud Mellencamp, Speck Mellencamp, Michelle Mellencamp, Justice Mellencamp
ParentsRichard Mellencamp, Marilyn Lowe, Jack & Diane, Hurts So Good, Pink Houses, Richard Mellencamp, Marilyn Lowe
SiblingsTed Mellencamp, Janet Kiel, Joe Mellencamp, Laura Hackman, Jack & Diane, Hurts So Good, Pink Houses, Ted Mellencamp, Joe Mellencamp, Janet Kiel, Laura Hackman
NicknamesJohn Cougar Mellencamp , John Cougar , Johnny Cougar , John Couger , John J Mellencamp
Star SignLibra
AwardsBillboard Music Century Award, Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Jack & Diane, Hurts So Good, Pink Houses, Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, Billboard Music Century Award, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/...
NominationsGrammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video, Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography, Juno Award for Inter...
MoviesIts About You, Happiness Is, 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads, Lone Star State of Mind, After Image, Falling from Grace, Rock the Universe, Farm Aid: 20th Anniversary, Falling from Grace, After Image, Lone Star State of Mind, 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads, Happiness Is, Its About You, I...

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1 [on Jack & Diane] It was 1980, and I was down in Miami again, making a record. We had spent $300,000, and I had three songs done. The record company was not happy. Finally the president of the company came down and was like, "You're spending money like crazy!" He went nuts. The three songs were "Jack & Diane," "Hurts So Good" and "Hand to Hold On To." He hated them. Hated them! He said, "We expect you to become the next Neil Diamond. What is this shit?" "Jack & Diane" was originally about race. I was playing nightclubs and I was seeing new American couples, mixed-race couples. I thought it was cool. The song was my effort to make a song about that, but of course the record-company guy didn't like it. He said, "Maybe if you put some horns on this song and really build the chorus up, then maybe you have a shot. But take the race thing out." I took his advice and made Jack a football star. I think people, particularly in the Midwest, really identified with these characters. I can't tell you how many people have come up to me and said, "I'm Jack and I'm Diane. You wrote about my life." To me, that's a successful song.
2 [on Crumblin' Down] Radio was my friend after "Jack & Diane" and "Hurts So Good." I was coming off this huge fucking record, but it wasn't a good one. Very uneven. My task with Uh-Huh was to make a more even record and get away from juvenile topics like "Hurts So Good." But I also knew if I wanted to continue, I had to have more hits. "Crumblin' Down" is a very political song that I wrote with my childhood friend George Green. Reagan was president - he was deregulating everything and the walls were crumbling down on the poor. The song was the last one recorded and the first single. It was a hit immediately. I felt like I was pulling the wool over everyone's eyes.
3 [on Between A Laugh And A Tear] There's a great line in this song: "I know there's a balance/I see it when I swing past." I suffered severely from panic disorders and anxiety around this time. Still do. I'm also very excitable and get angry very quickly. This was the peak of my success, but I didn't enjoy any of it. I blame it on the fact that I was born with spina bifida. I had one of the first successful operations for it in the world. It meant I had a hole in my spine and all my nerve endings were on the outside of my body. They were all exposed to air, so it's no wonder I go up and down so quickly.
4 You think I'm an asshole now, you should have seen me when I was drunk.
5 What Springsteen does is a marathon. What we do is a sprint.
6 I used to think that eating healthy was ordering a fish sandwich at McDonalds.

Quick Facts of John Mellencamp Bio, Age, Net Worth, Spouse, Daughter, Kids, Height

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1 Resided with his wife Elaine in Bloomington, Indiana [2005]
2 Performed at the Harvey's Outdoor Amphitheatre at Lake Tahoe on 7/14/2006. [July 2006]
3 Became a grandfather at age 38 when his eldest child, Michelle Mellencamp, had her daughter, Elexis Suzanne Peach, in 1989.
4 Son of Richard Mellencamp.
5 The albums "Nothin' Matters and What if it Did," "Best That I Could Do," and "Words and Music: John Mellencamp's Greatest Hits" were all produced, engineered, and mixed by Bruce Robb in association with Bruce Robb Productions.
6 Smoked five packs of cigarettes a day until his heart attack. He still continues to smoke three packs a day.
7 On April 29 through May 4, in 1999, John Mellencamp's paintings were on display in Vincennes University's Shircliff Gallery of Art. He had 10 paintings in the exhibit. There is a book called "Mellencamp: Painting and Reflections," with 75 of his paintings.
8 Graduated from Vincennes University in 1973 with an associate degree in broadcasting.
9 He was born with a mild form of spina bifida.
10 He won an American Music Award for "Jack & Diane" in 1982.
11 In fall of 2004 he participated in the Vote for Change concert tour organized to encourage the defeat of George W. Bush in the U.S. presidential election.
12 Avid oil painter.
13 Co-founded Farm Aid (benefitting family farmers) with Neil Young and Willie Nelson.
14 Honorary doctorate from Indiana University in May 2000.
15 Named his son Hud, after Paul Newman's character in the movie Hud (1963).
16 Suffered a mild heart attack in the midst of a 1994 tour.
17 Father of Michelle Mellencamp (born December 4, 1970), with Priscilla Esterline; Teddi Jo Mellencamp (born July 1, 1981) and Justice Mellencamp (born 1985), with Victoria Granucci; and Hud Mellencamp (born 1994) and Speck Mellencamp (born 1995), with Elaine Irwin.
18 Musician/actor/director

Trademarks of John Mellencamp Bio, Age, Net Worth, Spouse, Daughter, Kids, Height

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1 Patriotic or working-class songs

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