Jon Bon Jovi was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey on March 2, 1962. His mother, Carol Sharkey, was a former model and one of the original Playboy Bunnies. She met Bon Jovi’s father when she joined the United States Marine Corps. Jon Bon Jovi is also a blood relative of Frank Sinatra, who is Bon Jovi’s great uncle. He has two siblings and four children. He has been married to Dorothea Hurley since 1989.
Bon Jovi became famous in the late 1980s and their popularity grew through the early 1990s. The band is known for blending energetic guitar riffs with strong melodies to create emotional power ballads. As a result, they achieved both commercial and critical success. Jon Bon Jovi’s career has spanned more than three decades.
In the 1980s, Bon Jovi recorded and toured extensively. Their New Jersey Tour lasted from 1988 to 1990. Later in that decade, Jon Bon Jovi and Richey Sambora released successful solo albums. While touring, the band released numerous albums. The band was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009.
After the tragic events of 9/11, the band took a vacation from their busy schedule and recorded a series of public service advertisements. They performed “America the Beautiful” for the NFL and recorded several public service announcements for the Red Cross. They also played a series of concerts in Red Bank, New Jersey, to raise money for the victims and their families.
In 2002, the band released their eighth studio album, Bounce. It was followed by an international tour and reached number one in the UK. The album also featured 12 of the band’s biggest hits. The group’s first single from the album was the rhythm and blues-influenced ballad “This Ain’t a Love Song”.
After the breakup, the band reunited to record their fifth album, Keep the Faith, which wasn’t a smash hit but produced a Top Ten adult contemporary hit with “Bed of Roses.” In 2012, Bon Jovi released a compilation album, Cross Road, which contained many of their classic hits. The album also included the Top Ten hit “Always.” On the other hand, the band was without their original bass player Alec John Such, who passed away on June 5, 2022, at the age of 70.
In 2001, Bon Jovi performed two sold-out concerts in New Jersey. The concert broke ratings records on VH-1. In 2001, Bon Jovi received the coveted award for the “Hottest Live Show”. The group was nominated for several Grammy awards. One of the most notable achievements of their career was to make their first-ever tour.