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Biography

Biography

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The grandson of an Indiana farmer, John Mellencamp grew into a pop/rock icon. Starting as a pop star with hits like "Hand to Hold Onto" and rebellious youth songs like "Play Guitar," he became a "Springsteen of the Midwest" with his "Small Town" and "Pink Houses," while lending major support to the cause of Farm Aid. His big ego and hard driving lifestyle led to a heart attack in his early forties. In the early 90s, he married supermodel Elaine Irwin, while maintaining his Indiana roots. In 2007, the rocker who once raged against "the man," allowed his music to become the ubiquitous lead for ads for Chevy Trucks.

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