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