When Jon Bon Jovi was a young boy, he dreamed of becoming a famous rock star. He idolized local young artists and started to play in clubs as a teenager. Eventually, he recorded his first single, “Runaway,” at his cousin’s recording studio. Later, he began to write songs for TV shows and movies.
After recording several solo albums, Bon Jovi became an international superstar. He is also a renowned actor and singer, having starred in a number of films and television shows. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In addition, Bon Jovi has devoted much of his time and energy to political activism and community engagement. Among his causes are helping to build affordable housing in America, and addressing homelessness in the United States.
Jon Bon Jovi was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey on March 2, 1962. He grew up in a middle class family. His mother is a former model, and he has two brothers. As a child, he took little interest in school, and worked at his cousin’s recording studio.
Despite a lack of formal education, Jon Bon Jovi became a successful musician. By the late 1980s, he had recorded several songs. One of his most popular was 7800deg Fahrenheit, which was popular with hard rock bands. It was later certified gold in the United Kingdom. However, his music was a little formulaic.
Bon Jovi was the lead singer and guitarist for a popular rock band. Their self-titled debut album came out on January 21, 1984. The band released a total of 12 studio albums. This was followed by a greatest hits compilation. Those albums included new singles as well as re-recordings of their biggest hits.
Bon Jovi was appointed by President Obama to the White House’s Council on Community Solutions, a group of leaders who focus on issues related to social services. They also gave a special performance at the Concert For New York, a fundraising event held at Madison Square Garden in honor of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Several Democratic politicians have supported Bon Jovi, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry.
Bon Jovi has sold over 130 million records worldwide. His latest album, Because We Can, was a top 10 hit in Australia. In 2017, he was elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the election, he played an acoustic set at a campaign rally for Kerry-Edwards ticket.
Before joining the band, Bon Jovi performed as a guest singer and guitar player for other bands. He has toured extensively during the late 1980s and early 1990s. During this period, the band had a number of success on the road. During this time, they opened for Scorpions, which helped them establish their name as a popular rock band.
Bon Jovi has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2007, he performed at the Live Earth concert. That same year, he was introduced by former Vice President Al Gore.