A Little Ditty In The Nick Of Time
I guess the music business can be like going to a casino. If you’re gonna hit, you may as well hit big.
At least that’s the way it worked for John (Cougar) Mellencamp, 24 years ago this week.
Mellencamp, who was in need of a hit, and a big one at that, got just that when his little ditty about “Jack and Diane” and the album American Fool both hit Number One; saving his record deal, and launching a career that placed him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
John Mellencamp, who along with Willie Nelson and Neil Young, was one of the founders of Farm Aid. The 30th Anniversary concert was held two weeks ago, highlighted by a a great set by Mr. Mellencamp. We at Keener 13 applaud his efforts, and thought you would enjoy his performance.