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