Bon Jovi are an American rock band that formed in Sayreville, New Jersey in 1983. The band features singer Jon Bon Jovi, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, guitarist Phil X and bassist Hugh McDonald. Their songs are both catchy and memorable, and their music has spanned the ages. Here are some facts about the band:
Bon Jovi’s self-titled debut album reached number 43 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The band was opened by Kiss and their first single “Runaway” became a Top 40 hit. In 1985, they released 7800deg Fahrenheit, a gold-certified album. The album was the prelude to their breakthrough hit, Slippery When Wet, in 1986. The album was written in Richie’s parents’ basement, and became one of the biggest selling albums of all time.
Jon Bon Jovi was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, to two former marines. He began writing music at an early age and received his first record deal at the age of twenty-one. The band’s first album, “Runaway,” was released in 1983 on Polygram/Mercury. Before entering the studio, Bon Jovi replaced Sabo with Richie Sambora, a working guitarist who had been part of the group Message.
After their reunion, Bon Jovi continued their career in the music industry, performing in films such as ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Valento’. In addition, they continued to play in movies, giving memorable performances in films such as “U-571” and “Pay It Forward”. In 2002, the band went on a world tour in support of their debut solo album, “Destination Anywhere.” This album spawned an accompanying movie with Bon Jovi as the main star.
After achieving mainstream success, Bon Jovi’s third album – Slippery When Wet – catapulted the group to worldwide fame. The album spawned two and three number-one singles featuring Richie Sambora and Bon Jovi. The album was also co-written by hitmaker Desmond Child. The band also worked on Cher’s self-titled album. They co-wrote several tracks on the album, and produced many of the tracks.
During his time on the road, Bon Jovi has also become an important presence in TV and film. He appeared in ‘The West Wing’ and the documentary ‘When We Were Beautiful’. In the UK, Bon Jovi has been active in the political arena as well, and he was appointed to the White House Council for Community Solutions. His foundation, the Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, addresses homelessness, hunger in the United States, and environmental issues.
While the band’s original sound was based largely on arena rock guitars, their style has evolved significantly since then. The band’s songs are a mixture of hard rock and confessional adult contemporary and country. The band is also credited with spawning the MTV Unplugged series, which featured performances of their acoustic material during the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. Jon Bon Jovi has consistently demonstrated his vocal versatility, enabling him to easily switch from acoustic to live electric work.