Bon Jovi Artist Bio and Lyrics
In the summer of 1982, out of high school and working part-time in a shoe store - 80's star Jon Bon Jovi finally got a job at the Power Station Studios, a Manhattan recording facility where his cousin, Tony Bongiovi, was the co-owner. Bon Jovi made several song demos and sent them out to numerous record companies - but failed to make any contacts.
In 1983, a local New York radio station WAPP 103.5FM held a contest in search of the best unsigned band. Bon Jovi used studio musicians to record the track "Runaway". After it won the contest, it became an instant hit in the summer of 1983.
In 1984, with the help of their new manager Doc McGhee, Bon Jovi's debut album, Bon Jovi, was released. The album went gold in the US and was also released in the UK. The group opened on tour for ZZ Top in the US, and Scorpions and Kiss in Europe. They also made an appearance on American Bandstand.
In 1985 Bon Jovi released their second album 7800° Fahrenheit. The response to the album was not good. Jon Bon Jovi himself later said it could have and should have been a better disc.
Bon Jovi's third album, Slippery When Wet, catapulted the band to supergroup status around the world. The album included the hits "You Give Love a Bad Name", "Livin' On A Prayer", and "Wanted Dead or Alive". The album has sold in excess of 12 million copies since its release in 1986.
Bon Jovi's final 1980's album New Jersey was released in 1988. The album was recorded very shortly after the tour for Slippery When Wet because the band wanted to prove that they were not just a one hit wonder. New Jersey is a Bon Jovi fan favorite. It includes the hit songs "Bad Medicine" and "Lay Your Hands On Me".
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this really is a fantastic article about bon jovi!I am a longtime fan.
#1 - teena - 02/28/2007 - 01:54
bon jovi is the best!!!!!!
#2 - sophie - 05/02/2007 - 06:19
Bon Jovi is the best band ever!!!
I love the music and everthing that they do to help others in need. Loved them since i was 6. My favorite band ever!
#3 - Emilasele - 12/01/2007 - 17:26
Bon Jovi's the only band which i luv listening to, for a very long time!.. No matter wat mood im in , i luv their songs!.. They're just Great!
#4 - nvn* - 01/02/2008 - 08:47
been listening for 20 years, and still my favourite!! keep up the great work!
#5 - Lil Mama - 02/14/2008 - 19:49
this band is very cool and very good i am your fans
#6 - gogor - 11/11/2008 - 07:06
OMG!!! they started out in the year i was born and im still to date a huge fan some of the best songs ever written love you guys
#7 - Michelle - 07/03/2009 - 12:46
Slippery When Wet
I saw the Slippery When Wet Tour in Knoxville, Tennessee when I was a teen.They were great and if I ever had the opportunity to see them again, even at 37 I would be in the crowd. I have to say when I left that concert I was slippery and wet.
Dirty little minds.....from all the dancing!!!!
#8 - Jinefur - 08/12/2009 - 14:01
80's Band Bio biography and videos.