RIVA
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 Independent label: Founded in 1975, Riva was one of the labels which were owned by Rod Stewart's manager Billy Gaff, GM being the other.  Stewart was the label's star; he left in 1982, after numerous Chart albums and singles.  In the wake of Stewart's departure, John Cougar Mellencamp took Riva into the Charts on a few occasions - he was particularly popular in Canada - but despite this it looks as though the company struggled; it doesn't appear to have lasted past 1986. John Mellencamp, also known as John Cougar Mellencamp (born October 7, 1951) is an American rock singer-songwriter, musician, painter and occasional actor. Distributed By WEA Records.

  
83 John Cougar Mellencamp  Crumblin' Down RIVA JCM 1
84 John Cougar Mellencamp  Authority Song RIVA JCM 2
84 John Cougar Mellencamp  Pink Houses RIVA JCM 3
85 John Cougar Mellencamp  Lonely Ol' Night RIVA JCM 4
86 John Cougar Mellencamp  Small Town RIVA JCM 5
86 John Cougar Mellencamp  R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A. RIVA JCM 6