Bon Jovi is a rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey, USA. The group was founded in 1983, and consists of the singer Jon Bon Jovi, keyboardist David Bryan, guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald. They have had several hit albums and sold millions of records. Their music is very heavy and often has a message attached. Read on to find out more about the band and how to see live performances.
Before putting their music on the map, Bon Jovi had a very humble beginning. Born in New Jersey, the son of two Marines, John Bongiovi Jr. began writing songs at the age of 19 and was quickly signed to a record label. By age 21, the band was promoting their album all over the world. They were marketed as a hard-core rock band, with big hair and tight pants.
The group released its first two studio albums in 1984 and 1985, and their debut single cracked the Top 40. However, their third album, Slippery When Wet, was the band’s breakthrough. It sold over 20 million copies and included three No. 1 singles. Another album, New Jersey, featured five Top 10 singles, including “American Reckoning,” “American Nightmare,” and “Bones Are a Killer.”
Since 1988, Bon Jovi has remained a popular force, and their seventh studio album, ‘Crush’, won the Grammy for Best Rock Album. The band has continued to play in the movies, giving memorable performances in Pay It Forward and U-571. They were also a success on the acting front in 2002, when they were cast as an extra in the comedy series Ally Mc Beal. They also appeared in many movies, including The Matrix.
While the band began to shift their sound to a more modern sound, the band’s first album was a rock opera that became an instant hit. Their second album, ‘Bloodstone,’ was a major hit, hitting the top ten on the American Billboard. After this release, the band began an 18-month world tour to promote the song. Their first album was very heavy, and the band’s second album, ‘Remember the Times When’, was a big step forward.
The band’s career began with a few hit singles and albums. In 1984, the band released two albums, and the first single, “Cry Me a River,” reached the Top 40. In 1985, the band released a number of hit singles and their third album, “Slippery When Wet,” was an even bigger success, selling over 20 million copies. The album also featured three Top 10 hits, with two of them reaching No. 1. The next three albums, New Jersey, were both huge hits for the band.
In 1986, Bon Jovi started their own record label, Jambco Records. He fired his manager and started Bon Jovi Management. The band’s next album, “Keep the Faith”, was released in 1992, but it failed to sell as well as its predecessors. In 1994, they released a greatest hits album, Cross Road, and its resulting DVD was a huge hit. The movie was a huge hit in Europe and the UK.