John Mellencamp Biography


John Mellencamp

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Birth Name: John Mellencamp
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Sign: libra
Age:   65 Years
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One of the great names in the American music, John Mellencamp is a well known singer and songwriter from United States. He is famous for being the member of the rock music band Heartland rock. He is also an actor and a painter. John Mellencamp was born as John J Mellencamp in Seymour, Indiana, United States of America to Richard Mellencamp. He is also known by the name Johnny Cougar and John Cougar. He is an American and is of German descent.

In his late teens, John was spotted with Priscilla Esterline. He had romantic love affairs with her and she became pregnant from this romantic love life. His first daughter Michelle Mellencamp was born at the end of 1970. They got married in 1969. As a loving spouse, they were togehter for more than a decade and they got divorced in 1981.

It seems like his first married life was dissolved because of his extra affairs with Victoria L. Granucci. They got married to 23rd of May 1981. As a married couple, they became parents two times and they got divorced on 7th of July 1989.

On 5th of September 1992, John got married to Elaine Irwin. Elaine Irwin is a makeup artist. They also had two children from this married life. They got divorced on 12th of August 2011.

In the late 2011, John was seen dating Meg Ryan. Meg Ryan is an actress from United States and she has also established herself as a producer. In the early 2014, news came out that they are separated but they reconciled in October 2014 and again broke up in 2015.

American fashion model Christie Brinkley was seen with John Mellencamp in September 2015 and news broke out that they are seeing each other. She is known for her appearance in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

John has been active in music since he was in his early teens. When he was just 14 years old, he formed his own band Crepe Soul. He also played for Trash, Snakepit Banana Barn and the Mason Brothers. When he was in his high school, he was addicted to drugs and alcohol. After his high school graduation, he got enrolled at Vincennes University. He also graduated from there in 1974. He became involved in music after that. His first album Chestnut Street Incident was released on 1st of October 1976. Their second album, A Biography was finally released on 6th of March 1978. He has also acted in the movie Falling from Grace. He has been earning lucrative amount of salary and his net worth is $25 million dollars.

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Born in Seymour, Indiana, United States

1951 7th of December

John Mellencamp was born as John J Mellencamp in Seymour, Indiana, United States of America to Richard Mellencamp. He is also known by the name Johnny Cougar and John Cougar. He is an American and is of German descent.

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Formed his first band, Crepe Soul

1965

John has been active in music since he was in his early teens. When he was just 14 years old, he formed his own band Crepe Soul. He also played for Trash, Snakepit Banana Barn and the Mason Brothers. He also played for Trash and Snakepit Banana Barn when he was in his teens. 

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Married to Priscilla Esterline

1969

In his late teens, John was spotted with Priscilla Esterline. He had romantic love affairs with her and she became pregnant from this romantic love life. His first daughter Michelle Mellencamp was born at the end of 1970. They got married in 1969. As a loving spouse, they were togehter for more than a decade and they got divorced in 1981.

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First child, Michelle Mellencamp

1970 4th of December

He became father for the first time in his life in 1970. He and his first wife, Priscilla Esterline welcomed their first child together on 4th of December and that time it was a daughter and they named her Michelle Mellencamp.

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Graduated from Vincennes University

1974

When he was in his high school, he was addicted to drugs and alcohol. After his high school graduation, he got enrolled at Vincennes University. He also graduated from there in 1974. He became involved in music after that.

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Released his debut album, Chestnut Street Incident

1976 1st of December

John Mellencamp is a well known singer and songwriter from United States. His first album Chestnut Street Incident was released on 1st of October 1976. Their second album, A Biography was finally released on 6th of March 1978. 

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Won Grammy Award

1982

 Grammy Award is one of the prestigious awards in the music world and it's an honor if anyone wins this award. He has also been honored with his award several times in his life. He won this award for the first time in 1982 for Best Male Rock Performer. 

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Divorced with Victoria L Granucci

1989 7th of December

It seems like his first married life was dissolved because of his extra affairs with Victoria L. Granucci. They got married to 23rd of May 1981. As a married couple, they became parents two times and they got divorced on 7th of July 1989.

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Began his acting career

1992

He is one of the talented American celebrities. He is also an actor and has been active in acting since 1992. His debut acting role was in the movie Falling from Grace. He is also the director of this movie.

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Married to Elaine Irwin

1992 5th of December

On 5th of September 1992, John got married to Elaine Irwin. Elaine Irwin is a makeup artist. She is famous for her work in the movies like Happiness Is, Struggle and many more. They also had two children from this married life. They got divorced on 12th of August 2011.

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Won Billboard Century Award

2001

In 1991, he won his one and only Nordoff-Robbins Silver Clef Special Music Industry Humanitarian Award. He also got his one and only nomination in Billboard Century Award in 2001 and was honored this award that year.

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Began dating Meg Ryan

2011

In the late 2011, John was seen dating Meg Ryan. Meg Ryan is an actress from United States and she has also established herself as a producer. In the early 2014, news came out that they are separated but they reconciled in October 2014 and again broke up in 2015.

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Began dating Christie Brinkley

2015 of December

American fashion model Christie Brinkley was seen with John Mellencamp in September 2015 and news broke out that they are seeing each other. She is known for her appearance in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She is also an actress. 

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