Bon Jovi









Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi

was formed in Sayreville, New Jersey, by the bands namesake, Jon Bon Jovi. The hard rock band achieved success in the 1980's and continued through the 1990's and 2000's. They have sold over 120 million albums throughout their musical career. Along with Jon Bon Jovi, other members of the band are Alec John Such (former member played bass and back up vocals), Richie Sambora (lead and rhythm guitars plus back up vocals), David Bryan (keyboard and back up vocals), Tico Torres (drums and percussion), Bobby Bandiera (rhythm guitar and back up vocals), Jeff Kazee (keyboard and back up vocals), and Hugh McDonald (bass and back up vocals).

The band has received a Grammy Award for the best Country Collaboration for Who Says You Canít Go Home, which included Jennifer Nettles from Sugarland. They have been nominated 2 times for the smash hit, Itís My Life and also two other songs from the album, Bounce. They were Misunderstood and Everyday. Some of their other top hits were Runaway, You Give Love A Bad Name, Liviní On A Prayer, Wanted Dead or Alive, Bad Medicine, Iíll Be There For You, Keep the Faith, Bed of Roses, Always, Itís My Life, Everyday, Have A Nice Day, and You Want To Make A Memory as well as many others.

Jon Bon Jovi began playing the guitar at the age of 13. He also formed his first band at the age of 13. At the age of 16, he met David Bryan and found a 12 piece cover band called Atlantic City Expressway. They played at New Jersey clubs and they were still minors. They played in the band called John Bongiovi and the Wild Ones.

In 1982, Jon got a job at the Power Station Studios in Manhattan and made several demos but they failed to make a mark on the market. In 1983 D.J. for the radio station, WAPP 103.5 FM, Chip Hobart, suggested that Bon Jovi let them include their song, Runaway, on a compilation album which included home grown talent. Jon had used studio musicians as back up musicians for the song. The band released their debut album , Bon Jovi, in 1984 and the album went gold in the United States and sold over 500,000 copies. It was also released in the U. K..Their second album, 7800 Farenheit, was released in 1985 while Bon Jovi was on tour opening for Ratt.

Bon Jovi continued to record until 1994. They took a three year break and some of the members worked on solo projects. In 2006 Bon Jovi was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. They have released a total of 31 albums, compilations, DVDs and music videos, 42 singles, and have been on 13 tours and received 14 awards during their music career.