Singer-songwriter best known for his #1 hit song, "Jack & Diane." He has been nominated for more than ten Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
He spent many of his younger days smoking marijuana and listening to records in his native Indiana.
Billy Joel inducted him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
He was married to Priscilla Esterline from 1970 to 1981, Victoria L. Granucci from 1981 to 1989, and Elaine Irwin from 1992 to 2011. In 2018, he got engaged to Meg Ryan. He has three daughters named Teddi Jo, Justice and Michelle and two sons named Speck and Hud.
He has performed with Bruce Springsteen on a duet of Bob Dylan's, "Like A Rolling Stone."