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Posted: September 13, 2017

That one time John Mellencamp rocked Farm Aid in 1987

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 04: John Mellencamp performs during Farm Aid 2009 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on October 4, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
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ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 04: John Mellencamp performs during Farm Aid 2009 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on October 4, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Along with Willie Nelson and Neil Young, John Mellencamp was one of the founders of Farm Aid in 1985. The now annual concert aims to raise money for family farmers across the United States. We dug into the Eagle video vault to find this performance from 1987’s Farm Aid. 

  • Here is John Mellencamp’s performance of “Small Town”: 


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