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Happy Birthday Jon Bon Jovi!

By on March 2, 2021

John Francis Bongiovi Jr. was born March 2, 1962, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He started playing music in 1975, at the age of 13 with his first band, Raze. Still in his teens, Bon Jovi played in the band John Bongiovi and the Wild Ones, playing clubs such as the Fast Lane and opening for local acts. By 1980, he had formed another band, the Rest, and opened up for New Jersey acts such as Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes.

In 1984 and 1985, Bon Jovi released their first two albums and their debut single “Runaway” managed to crack the Top 40. In 1986, the band achieved widespread success and global recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet.