Mellencamp songwriter dies at 59

Songwriter George Green, who wrote lyrics for some of John Mellencamp's biggest hits, has died at age 59 of lung cancer. Green, a boyhood friend of Mellencamp in Seymour, co-wrote 1980s hits "Hurts So Good," ''Crumblin' Down," and "Rain on the Scarecrow." He also wrote songs for Barbra Streisand, Vanessa Williams, Hall & Oates and Ricky Skaggs.
 

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