Just in Time for Summer Reading - BRAND NEW Book Detailing John's Walter Reed Concert Available Now!
05.22.2008 - We are pleased to announce the release of John Mellencamp: The Concert at Walter Reed, a book written by Jim Bessman, in association with John Mellencamp, and featuring photo contributions from Elaine Mellencamp and Mark Cornelison.
Through story and photos, the book documents the behind-the-scenes planning of the concert, the history of the Walter Reed Center, and John's performance at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center on April 27, 2007. This hard cover book features beautiful black and white photos, in-depth interviews with John, his manager Randy Hoffman, and members of the Mellencamp band. The 100+ page book is available now exclusively in the Official John Mellencamp Store for $34.95.
With over 20 years of contributions to Billboard magazine, as well as numerous other global publications, the author, Jim Bessman, is one of the best-known, and most respected, music journalists, in the US. He is the author of Ramones--An American Band, and has been a devoted fan of John Mellencampís since first seeing "Johnny Cougar" perform 30 years ago at Headliners in Madison, Wisconsin.
During her notable modeling career, Elaine Mellencamp gained an affinity for the art of photography behind the lens, as well as in front of it. Elaine began taking photographs semi-professionally, but her skills and experience found her rapidly advance to become a reputable and noted photographer. Her featured JM work has graced several Mellencamp album covers, been used in Rolling Stone Magazine, and on mellencamp.com.
Mark Cornelison is a highly-praised Midwestern photographer whose eye-catching Mellencamp concert photography brought him to the attention of John. Cornelison's Mellencamp work has been used in numerous publications including Rolling Stone, The New York Times, the Associated Press, and, ultimately, mellencamp.com.