WPDH Soundcheck: Birthday Cake For These Two Guitarists
Happy Birthday to Steve Miller who turned 75 on Friday, also birthday candles to John Mellencamp who is 67 on Sunday. We'll feature them plus Pearl Jam from Wrigley Field in Chicago on the WPDH Soundcheck. Sunday night at 10pm, also available on the WPDH Mobile App.
John J. Mellencamp who used the stage names Johnny Cougar, John Cougar and John Cougar Mellencamp was born in Seymour, Indiana. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame back in 2008. He is also a founding member of "Farm Aid" since it began in 19852 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms across the country. It has raised over 50 million dollars to date and this past Farm Aid was held in Hartford at the Xfinity Center on September 22nd.
Steve Miller was born in Wisconsin and was finally inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. His godfather is a very famous person known for being one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar.
Pearl Jam was recorded live at Wrigley Field in Chicago, the home of the Cubs. Pearl Jam has done many stadium events where baseball is played. They have played Fenway Park in Boston and Safeco Field in Seattle this year alone. The Wrigley show was recorded for their documentary called "Let's Play Two" which was 2 shows on August 20th and 22nd in 2016.