Jon Bon Jovi has been a part of the music industry for over 30 years and still going strong. The American singer has had a very successful career in the music business and also ventured into other areas like movies and owning professional football teams. He is known for his good nature and has contributed to a number of charities. In 2006, he even founded his own foundation to help the underprivileged. He has been married to his wife for over 20 years and has four children.
He was born John Bongiovi but has been using the name Jon Bon Jovi since his debut album ‘Runaway’ in 1980. His first album was a success and it made him a star. After that, he went on to release other albums which were successful as well. However, it was the ‘Slippery When Wet’ album in 1986 that launched the band to international fame. It was the biggest-selling rock album in history and had some big hits on it as well.
It was this album that brought in a new person to the band and his name was Richie Sambora. He is one of the most influential guitarists in the world and his contributions to the band have been immense. He is an amazing performer and his live concerts are a sight to behold.
‘Bad Medicine’ is another great song from the album and it is a hit at every concert they play. It is a great example of the slick hair metal sound that came to typify the decade. It was co-written by Bon Jovi with songwriter-for-hire Desmond Child who had written for Kiss, Cher and Bonnie Tyler in the past.
After the success of ‘Slippery When Wet’, the band released two more albums which were also big hits. The band had a huge hit tour in 1989-1990 and then they decided to take some time off. They released their best-of album called ‘Cross Road’ in 1994 and 2010’s Greatest Hits which included some of their old hits along with new ones.
The band had some internal issues which led to some rifts. However, they resolved it and came together with the album ‘Keep the Faith’ which was a huge hit. They have toured and recorded extensively with the band but they also do solo projects. They have a number of hit singles and the band has been a major force in the music industry for over thirty years.
Jon Bon Jovi is known for his charity work. He has supported many charities and has helped to raise funds for the victims of 9/11. He has also filmed several public service announcements and taken part in the telethon. He is also a part owner of the Philadelphia Soul, which is a professional arena football team. He has starred in a number of movies including the hit ‘Ally Mc Beal’ and is a very famous actor. He is very sensitive to sunlight and cigarette smoke and suffers from hay fever in spring.