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First thing that I noticed,...John Mellencamp was born in 1951, same as my Steve., a very good start..yep, a good year. Next....well, Melloncamp has had alot of hits AND, nominated for 13 GRAMMY AWARDS too. I guess, he's sold over 40 million albums. Was put into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME in 2008. That just shows me that lots of folks love his sound....like BARTLETT and I do.
Mellencamp was a founding organizer of FARM AID with WILLIE NELSON and HERE and NEIL YOUNG and HERE , that project focused the public's attention on the poverty and the loss of family farms in the U.S.. Concerts have raised millions of dollars over the years to help those farmers and the concerts have been going on for over 29 years now. WOW.
Other things that I noted is that John has lead a alcohol and drug-free life, and doesn't recomend drugs etc.. He has been an artist and has painted most of life, is a natural 'story-teller', becoming interesting characters in his songs. Mellencamp has done some acting along with his long list of music hits over the years.
Here's a video link to WILD NIGHT, by John Mellencamp,from JohnMellencampVEVO....We'll all hear that tune along with lots more tonight starting at 9 pm in Tacoma at 5419 South Tacoma Way...THE STONEGATE PIZZA AND RUM BAR. That's KEVIN CHRISTENSEN/drums and HERE, EDDIE PEREZ/guitar/vocals, SUSAN KENDALL/vocals and last but not least....BARTLETT ON BASS. Oh yeah, with ME on Pizza..[.gimme two pieces...one for each hand]. I'll be smiling and sitting right in front of that very handsome bassman. A perfect night of music. Jan
PHOTO CREDIT: DBerry 2006 cc
WHERE: THE STONEGATE PIZZA AND RUM BAR, Saturday 3/22- 9 pm til closing
5419 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409