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Are You Related To John Mellencamp?

Posted by Jean-Yves on Oct 7, 2018

John Mellencamp was born on October 7, 1951, in Seymour, Indiana.

Mellencamp’s parents, who had originally planned to name him “Slate,” decided instead to name him “John” after his great-great grandfather, thereby ensuring family lineage after he died.

Mellencamp formed his first band, Crepe Soul, at the age of 14 and later played in the local bands Trash, Snakepit Banana Barn and the Mason Brothers.

John J. Mellencamp
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