Rock Musician John Mellencamp-61 Today

John Mellencamp turns 61 today. During his career he has released 21 studio albums and has had 22 Top 40 hits. His only #1 being “Jack & Diane” in 1982. My favourite Mellencamp albums would have to be the 1980’s releases of “Uh-Huh” “Scarecrow” “The Lonesome Jubilee” and “Big Daddy.”  I’ve always had mixed emotions about this guy. He has always appeared to me to be a big jerk but I do like some of his music. I also think he takes himself a little too seriously. He is not a level 1 rock star, or even a level 2. He’s a level 3 guy who thinks he’s important. A history of rock and roll could be written without his existence. My friend Dale says it perfectly-Mellencamp is “Springsteen Light”