Who is john mellencamp dating now
Christie Brinkley and John Mellencamp might be more than just friends!Us Weekly reports that the duo went on their first date in NYC on Monday night.John has made fiddles, hammer dulcimers, Autoharps and accordions lead rock instruments on a par with electric guitar, bass and drums, and he also brought what he calls 'a raw Appalachian' lyrical outlook to his songs.Mellencamp's best music is rock 'n roll stripped of all escapism, and it looks directly at the messiness of life as it's actually lived.Mellencamp became a father in December 1970, only six months after he graduated from high school.His daughter, Michelle, later became a mother at age 19, making Mellencamp a grandfather at 37.Mellencamp reluctantly agreed, but the album was a commercial failure, selling only 12,000 copies.
During this time he used drugs and alcohol, stating in a 1986 Rolling Stone interview, "When I was high on pot, it affected me so drastically that when I was in college there were times when I wouldn't get off the couch.
After about 18 months of traveling back and forth from Indiana to New York City in 19, Mellencamp finally found someone receptive to his music and image in Tony De Fries of Main Man Management.
De Fries insisted that Mellencamp's first album, Chestnut Street Incident, a collection of covers and a handful of original songs, be released under the stage name Johnny Cougar, insisting that the bumpy German name "Mellencamp" was too hard to market.
Christie flashed a smile for the cameras as she led the way out of the restaurant with John walking closely behind her.
Both Christie and John are single after John split from his girlfriend of three years, Meg Ryan, last August. He has amassed 22 Top 40 hits in the United States.