Bon Jovi Biography
“Success is falling nine times and getting up ten” — Bon Jovi.
Bon Jovi, known for hit songs “You Give Love a Bad Name” and “Livin on a Prayer” is the founder and lead singer for the self-titled band Bon Jovi. Born March 2nd, 1962, Bon Jovi epitomized a Rockstar personality from an early age, reportedly skipping classes to record music at his cousin’s music studio. He initially went to high school in Metuchen, but was transferred to Parlin High School due to bad grades. Despite these bad grades, his first professional recording gig was on the holiday album ‘Christmas in the Stars’ in 1980.
Bon Jovi has had over 19 Singles in the Top 40 Billboard Hot 100. His first Top 40 Hit was Runaway from his first self-titled album, released in 1984. “Livin’ On a Prayer” and “You Give Love a Bad Name” hit number one for the Billboard Top 100 and “Wanted Dead or Alive” hit number seven. He has sold over 130,000,000 records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He has 25 songs on the Billboard Top 100, 10 of which are in the top 10 and 4 number one hits. Bon Jovi released sixteen studio albums. Of those, nine went platinum. Always was his highest selling single, spending six months in the top 10. He’s performed in over 2,700 Concerts in 50 countries.
His father was from an Italian family and his mother is of Russian and German descent. When he was sixteen, he was already playing in clubs. Before becoming a major musical success, he was sweeping floors as a janitor at The Power Station, a recording studio near the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan. There, he got to rub elbows and record demos with famous musicians. Runaway, one of the demos recorded there, got the attention of a New Jersey radio station and subsequently he would sign with Mercury/Polygram Records.
Bon Jovi’s cousin, Tony Bongiovi, owner of The Power Station in the 80’s, sued him claiming that he is responsible for Bon Jovi’s success. Bongiovi claims that Bon Jovi is successful because of free studio time that he gave to him and claims ownership of material that was produced during that time. Bon Jovi told Howard Stern, “I’m absolutely grateful to the guy, but he doesn’t own the rights to my early, early kid stuff.”
He married Dorothea Hurley, his high school sweetheart, in 1989 in secret during at trip to Las Vegas. “I wouldn’t trade my wife for five Cindy Crawfords,” he said of his wife. Despite being a world-renowned rock star, he leads a simple and drama free family life. He and his wife have four children together.
In 1987, Bon Jovi collaborated with Cher on her self-titled album, co-writing the songs and producing many of the tracks for the album.
In addition to his music, Bon Jovi has appeared in a number of television shows and movies. Credits include a recurring character on Sex In The City and the 2000 movie U-571. Bon Jovi songs have found their way into Top 40 charts for a few decades now.
|This House Is Not for Sale|
|What About Now|
|Have a Nice Day|
|Keep the Faith|
|Slippery When Wet|
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Is Bon Jovi?
Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi, pianist and keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, lead guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald. The band‘s lineup has remained mostly static during their history, with the only exceptions being the 1994 dismissal of bass player Alec John Such and the departure of longtime guitarist Richie Sambora in 2013.
What Are The Top 5 Bon Jovi Songs?
The top 5 Bon Jovi songs are :1. “Livin’ on a Prayer” 2. “You Give Love a Bad Name” 3. “It’s My Life” 4. “Have a Nice Day” 5.
What Is Bon Jovi’S Most Famous Song?
The most famous Bon Jovi song is “Livin’ on a Prayer.” Released in 1986, it was the band’s second single from their album Slippery When Wet. The song became a global sensation, reaching number one in several countries. It remains one of Bon Jovi’s most popular songs and is often considered their signature tune.
Bon Jovi Bed Of Roses Release Date?
The release date of Bon Jovi’s “Bed of Roses” was February 8, 1993. The song was released as the third single from the album “Keep the Faith”.
Does Jon Bon Jovi Write His Own Songs?
As far as we can tell, Yes! Jon Bon Jovi has been the primary songwriter for the band since their 1984 debut album. He typically works with a co-writer on each song, but is the main creative force behind the music. Some of his most well-known songs include “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Bad Medicine,” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.” Jon Bon Jovi is a true rock star and icon, and we’re so lucky to have him in the music industry! Thank you, Jon, for everything.