John Francis Bongiovi Jnr is a world renowned rock and roll star. He is better known by his stage name Jon Bon Jovi. He was born on the 2nd March 1962 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey to parents, Carol Sharkey and John Francis Bongiovi Snr. They met when they served in the marines, Carol was also a former playboy bunny and John worked as a hairdresser and interetsingly enough, he was famous for the poodle perm from the Slippery When Wet album era. He has two brothers, Antony, known as Tony, and Matthew, known as Matt. Matt also helps run Jons fan club.
Jon attended Sayreville War Memorial High School, where he met his future wife Dorothea Hurley. He also met his future band member David Rashbaum. He started performing at schools and in the bars and clubs of New Jersey. He worked in his cousins Tonys Powerstation Studio in New York, where he was a helper, and mostly carried out janatorial work. However this allowed him to gain an insight into the working of a music studio. Jon started out in music by appearing in a number of bands, before eventually forming Bon Jovi.
He recorded his first single Runaway, with Atlantic City Express Way. They released their self titled debut album BonJovi in 1984. They followed that album quickly with their second studio album, 7800 degrees farenheit. Jons third album Slippery When Wet was recorded in Canada and has been their most commercially successful album to date, giving us the singles Living on a Prayer and You give love a bad name. Living on a Prayer was their biggest hit and best selling single in 1986. They went out on a 250 date world tour. During this time he got married to his childhood sweeetheart Dorothea Hurley on April 29th 1989 at Gracleland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. At the end of the tour the band was physically and mentally exhausted as they had toured every album back to back. The band went their separate ways unsure they would get back together.
By the time they came back in 1993, Jon had sacked Doc McGee as their manager and took over the reigns himself organising the bands promotional work and tour dates. He also became the father for the first time to a girl, Stephanie Rose, born on the 31st May 1993. Jon and Dorothea then went on to have three other children, on the 19th February 1995 Jesse James Louis was born, Jacob Hurley was then born on the 7th May 2002, then it was Romeo Jon born on the 29th March 2004.
As well as a successful music career he also appeared in several hit movies:- Destination Anywhere, Row your Boat, Cry Wolf, National Lampoons Pucked. He also made a guest appearance in Sex and the City and plaed Ally McBeals boyfriend during season 5 of that series.
At present BonJovi is preparing for the Grammies on the 31st January and are performing live. They are also up for an award for the best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals for We werent Born to Follow. They then start their, The Circle world tour starting in Honolulu on February 11th 2010 and it is expected to continue into next year.
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