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Fangirl Out to This Stunning Comprehensive Exhibit on Mellencamp

Mellencamp tells story of a complex artist who forged his own path – transforming from manager-named “Johnny Cougar” to self-possessed John Mellencamp, a music and visual artist, a champion of heartland values, and an advocate for American farmers.

The exhibit is comprised mainly of artifacts from Mellencamp’s personal collection. Over 100 items are on display, including: his 1966 Silver Honda Scrambler 305 motorcycle, personal photographs and ephemera, original handwritten lyrics to “Small Town,” “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.,” “Cherry Bomb,” “Pop Singer,” and “"Longest Days" ("Life Is Short"), Mellencamp’s main Dove acoustic guitar used in his songwriting sessions and live performances from the 70s through 90s, items related to the recording of his most successful song “Jack & Diane”, performance outfits, six of his original paintings, and selections from an exclusive multi-hour interview with Mellencamp done specifically for the exhibition.

If you feel like escaping Nottingham Place Apartments in Cleveland, Ohio for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, May 20, 2017 – 10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

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