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04-05-2009, 01:31 PM
John Mellenkamp: On My Mind
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sueddeutsche.de 03.04.2009


We've read and heard about the "good old days" and how things used to be. People remember when music existed as an art that motivated social movements. Artists and their music flourished in back alleys, taverns and barns until, in some cases, a popular groundswell propelled it far and wide.Wikipedia:
"John Mellencamp, previously known by the stage names (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stage_name) John Cougar and John Cougar Mellencamp, (born October 7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_7), 1951 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1951)) is a Grammy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammy)-winning American (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) rock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_music) singer-songwriter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singer-songwriter), musician (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musician), painter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Painter) and occasional actor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actor) known for his rootsy, organic brand of heartland rock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heartland_rock)"