Join us as John Mellencamp performs a few songs and sits down with entertainment lawyer Allen Grubman for an interview on his life and career.
John Mellencamp’s music career spans more than 35 years, during which time he has grown from pop idol to one of the most acclaimed mature songwriters of his generation. He has released 26 albums, with domestic sales exceeding 40 million units; among other honors, he has been nominated for 13 Grammys® and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Responsible for 22 Top 40 hits, he holds the record for the most tracks by a solo artist to hit #1 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
Mellencamp’s social activism was one of the key catalysts for the launch of Farm Aid, the concert series and organization that has addressed the struggle of American family farmers for 26 years. His latest album, No Better Than This, was produced by T-Bone Burnett and recorded on break days during a national tour with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a Southern gothic musical on which he collaborated with Stephen King, had its world premiere in 2012 at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre.
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Allen Grubman has been called the “lawyer to the stars” and is one of the most powerful and important lawyers in the entertainment industry. His work has brought him friendships with a broad array of talented artists, entrepreneurs and journalists. In his new series for 92Y, Grubman invites some of his fascinating friends to talk with him about their careers, their lives and how they see the world.
Grubman is a senior partner of Grubman, Indursky, Shire & Meiselas P. C., the largest entertainment law firm in the U.S., with clients ranging from Elton John, Madonna, Sting and Martha Stewart to David Geffen, Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer. The firm represents a large number of entertainment companies, including SONY, UMG, MTV, Warners, Live Nation and Clear Channel Radio.
This event is underwritten by Carolyn J. and Curtis J. Schenker.