John Mellencamp celebrates his 68th birthday today. He is responsible for rock’s most famous couple. It’s “Jack and Diane”. The subject of hhis song of the same name on the album American Fool (when he was called john Cougar). “Jack and Diane” is the only number-one single of John Mellencamp’s career He shares some thoughts about it.
“That song was really — even though it’s very simple, it’s funny to me, we really had to work hard. I think it’s kind of odd and hysterical that in all of rock ’n’ roll is there any more famous couple than those two people in that song? Name another song that’s y’know. You can’t.”