I'm new to this s forum, but have been reading King's books for decades. As a child of the 80's, familiar with pop music, and King's history of working it into his stories, I was surprised to see Morris refer to John Mellencamp on pp 90 of Finders Keepers. This was strange enough to make me actually find out when "I Need a Lover", sung by another prisoner, was released by John COUGAR. Turns out it didn't hit the US until 1979. So what? You say. If SK didn't have a collaborative working relationship with John Mellencamp, it would be easier to gloss over. Perhaps it is just a small professional courtesy to use his preferred name over his old stage name, despite the time frame.
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