Did You Know: “Jack & Diane” By John Mellencamp

This afternoon’s ‘Ticket’s @ 2’ song is “Jack & Diane” by John Mellencamp.

It’s a song about a High School couple falling in love, Mellencamp wrote this as a tribute to life in the rural working class. The inspiration was his home town of Seymour, Indiana, which had a population of about 13,000 when it was released. According to Mellencamp he was writing about something that matters to people.

His agent in the early going said that the name Mellencamp wouldn’t work so that’s where the “Cougar” was added. John has since dropped the “Couger” from John Cougar Mellencamp. You do have to admit that “Cougar” did stand out, but his music was enough to carry a # 1 hit.

When we play it between two and three we’ll take caller #10 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) to win a pair of tickets to see Eddie Money in concert at the Downey Civic Theatre.


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