publication date: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 (part of Spring 2012)
clue: He eventually dropped the Cougar from his name, after recording hit songs "Jack & Diane" and "Hurts So Good."
explanation: Johnny Cougar later performed as John Cougar, John Cougar Mellencamp, and his real name John Mellencamp. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Aaron Shurtleff, Lori Lancaster, and Laurie Laczkowski