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, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, Aaron Shurtleff, Lori Lancaster, and Laurie Laczkowski