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John Mellencamp- Scarecrow

John Mellencamp's 1985 Scarecrow  album released in Autumn 1985 was loaded with hits, including "Small Town","Lonely Ol' Night", and "R.O.C.K. in the USA".  His list of Top 20 hit songs is extensive enough to require the double-disc Words…

John Mellencamp- Rain on the Scarecrow- Dallas

He had no way of knowing of course, but when John Mellencamp used his first-hand knowledge of the crippling economic, climate-related, and legislative squeeze play that befell the independent American family farmer in the 1985 song "Rain on…

John Mellencamp- Small Town- 10-1-91 Dallas

When John Mellencamp performed a live acoustic version of "Small Town" on my Q102 Dallas radio show in October 1991, he had already become ambivalent about the effect that the 1985 ginormous hit was having on his career long-term. Mellencamp…