Bon Jovi

rock, pop
Music Category: 
Best Known For: 

Slippery When Wet
Bad Medicine
"Wanted Dead or Alive"

Short bio: 

Bon Jovi is a rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi (John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.), guitarist Richie Sambora, bassist Hugh McDonald, keyboardist David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's lineup has remained mostly static during its history, the only exception being the 1994 dismissal of bass player Alec John Such. In 1986, Bon Jovi achieved widespread global recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet. The band's fourth album, New Jersey was equally successful in 1988, and between 1986—1995, Bon Jovi had 13 U.S. Top 40 hits, including four number-one songs on the Billboard Hot 100: "You Give Love a Bad Name", "Livin' on a Prayer", "Bad Medicine", and "I'll Be There for You". Other Top 10 record chart hits included "Wanted Dead or Alive", "Born to Be My Baby", "Lay Your Hands on Me", "Bed of Roses" and "Always".


Jon Bon Jovi
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Jon Bon Jovi
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Submitted by theresa bolderson (not verified) on

Hi i dont know how to get a message to jon bon jovi but i have always loved his music was ment to see him a few years ago in the uk but got taken into hospital gutted i missed it . Im going over to las vegas to get married november 2016 hope he is on tour that would put the icing on the cake

Submitted by Harry Braxton (not verified) on

I am a black man that loves rock and roll. I am a big fan of Bon Jovi and I had my grandson who is 6 years old walking with me through a dept store and they were playing livin on a prayer and he started to sing it. It is now his favorite song and his mother has YouTube a linking to the video and when I see him he says PopPop play my favorite song.

Submitted by Anna Lachman (not verified) on

Every night I lie awake....and what keeps me going is Jons music.....the bands incredible music!!! Bon Jovi!
On 2011 I was diagnosed with Stage III cancer. I've spent the last 5 years on this journey with cancer. I have always want to see Bon Jovi in concert. I had the chance a few years back to go with my sister in law. However, I had just had my third surgery a few months prior and wasn't well enough to go. I was so upset. Probably a chance in a lifetime and I missed it!!! Every night I listen to Bon Jovis music. I find it to be the only music I care to listen to. I fall to sleep with it playing. I was recently told I will need another surgery. I would give almost anything if I could see Bon Jovi. I don't think I would be able to fly outside of Canada....maybe to the states. Of anyone on here knows where Jon is performing please can you let me know. I would really appreciate it!!! Thankyou....from Anna....Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA.

Submitted by Mike (not verified) on

hey Anna I saw him back in 1996 I was in the 4th row I sat in front of his keyboard player wow what a show

Submitted by Deb (not verified) on

I listen to Bon Jovi after all these years because their music soothes and uplifts the soul. Nice to listen to music with soul and meaning that one can rock and relate with on a daily basis.

Submitted by Deb (not verified) on

I listen to Bon Jovi after all these years because their music soothes and uplifts the soul. Nice to listen to music with soul and meaning that one can rock and relate with on a daily basis.

Submitted by Rosemarie C Roche (not verified) on

Great post and absolutely very, very true!! XOXO BON JOVI ALWAYS AND FOREVER

Submitted by Carlos (not verified) on

Hello guys, it is a very good news to know that you will come back to Lima Peru, I would like to greet Mr Jon Bon Jovi directly ... in November of 2015 I sent you from Florida a special request for my girlfriend who lives in Lima Peru , She suffers from a serious illness and I would like you to mention the name of her in the concert that you will give here in Lima Peru. You are an excellent person and a good human being and it is for that reason that I dare to ask you that simple favor for her ... she is an incredible person and great follower and fanatic of your band and she will be completely happy if you say only his name. Please confirming me if you read this message, this is really important .. and I want her to remember it forever in her heart and in her soul. I sincerely hope you can help me with this and make that great happiness to her. I am waiting for your comments. God bless you and thank you

Submitted by Ed (not verified) on

I hope Jon Bon Jovi gets this my wife and I are going to the show in Endicott, N.Y. . I got the tickets as a early anniversary gift for my wife, as she has always wanted to see him.It is our 20th anniversary on 11/22. If it is possible I would like for my wife and I to meet Jon or have him recognize us during the song "Living on a Prayer". Our names are Ed and Tammy Sterling. Thank you cant want to see the show.

Submitted by Dawn Smith (not verified) on

Hi there, I have had two tickets to see you, never used. The first one was at Donnington Park in 1987 and my husband at the time went to get transport and ended up at a party, so I never got there and the second was 1996 at Glasgow which I never got to either. I was diagnosed with MS in 2004 and am now in a wheelchair which I hate. I so desperately want to go to the next concert in the UK, especially Scotland where I stay. I have been a fan since the eightees and would love to see you live. It's on my bucket list. I hope you are going to tour the UK in the foreseeable future. I would love to be able to get a ticket and at least use it this time. Your music has been my life for over thirty years and I so much want to see you perform live. It would make my day. Hope someone gets this that can help.
Yours truly

Submitted by Tom Ryan (not verified) on

My name is Tom Ryan and I live in Philadelphia.
My sister-in-law, Janelle Harbaugh is 43 years old and the mother of 4 incredible sons. 2 weeks ago she was diagnosed with non Hodgkin lymphoma. Currently she is still in Ohio State University hospital where they have been trying to set her treatment. She has had 2 setbacks already where she has had allergic reactions. She has already been in the hospital for 2 weeks and we are hoping they can send her home this week once she is stabilized.

Janelle is a HUGE fan of Jon's. I hate using the term #1 fan because everyone says they are. But I can tell you she is in the Top 10 :-)

She has been a fan as long as I have known her. She and my brother were High School sweethearts. Her father is a minister who didn't approve of rock music so Janelle used to hide her Bon Jovi cd's and then take them to friends houses to listen to or to ours.

For her birthday this year, my brother gave her a pair of tickets to Jon's show in Columbus. She called me after and she was so hoarse from screaming. You could tell it was a magical night.

I would love to do SOMETHING to make this easier for her and driving home tonight I haeard "Living On A Prayer" on the radio and thought immediately that if I could give her ANYTHING it would be something from Jon.

Is there anyway possible to get a signed picture or something that gives her inspiration while she is going through her treatments? Something that says Keep Fighting or even just Get Well?

I love my sister in law so much and want to do SOMETHING for her and Jon would not be something.

He would be everything!

If anyone can help me get in touch with Jon or his management I would so appreciate

Thanks so much!!

Tom Ryan
Philadelphia, PA

Submitted by Rosemarie C Roche (not verified) on

During her 2nd breast cancer battle after being clean for 13 years, my beloved Momma was rediagnosed and struggling terribly this time for 2 1/2 years when last time she had sailed through surgery & would go to work, no problems, after chemo. She knew I was desperate to see the band in Philadelphia on 3/31/2017 but knew I didn't want to leave her even for a few hours. She was that sick. However she kept encouraging me to purchase a ticket as I desperately needed a night out. I bought a cheap ticket & arranged for a family friend to stay with her for a few hours. On the day of the concert, she handed me a wrapped box. I couldn't imagine what for or what it contained. To my over the moon delight, she had upgraded my ticket to a private box & my brothers gave me money for a cocktail & tee !! They said it was for my support to the kitchens, love of the band from 83 & quitting my job to care for her!! The box sat about 20 people but no one else showed up!! I had my own private waitress service & ladies room!! The waitress told me there would be no breaks so use the bathroom before the opening act as she had heard they were quite good (they were) & the band would play straight through 2 1/2 hours. Although I had seen the boys many times since 1983, I had the time of my life screaming, crying, dancing, singing & acting like a fool during that night that out!! Sadly I lost her 2 months later but will be forever grateful to her & Bon Jovi for a concert experience like no other!! When we buried her, our priest asked how I was doing as the only girl caring for her after 2 years. I told him I was pissed off because 2 of her 3 sisters had gotten the same diagnosis during the same period. His advice to me, as he laughed, was to Keep The Faith while Living On A Prayer!! He knows me all too well!! :) Thanks guys for 30+ years of making sad times in my life-better & good ones-fantastic!! Can't wait for your return!! P.S. Thanks so very much to your families for sharing you with us, your devoted and crazy but loving fans!! XOXO BON JOVI ALWAYS AND FOREVER

Submitted by Kathleen (not verified) on

Bonjovi, I just woukd like to let you know that I have been a fan of yours ever since I saw you on tv singing I'll Be There For You and that was a very long time ago. I love your music and you are a wonderful man. I have been to your concerts in Chicago and always had an Awesome time because you know how to Rock all the people that are at your concerts! I hope you come back to Chicago! My dream I've had since I saw you on tv was to hopefully one day to meet you and I know that will never happen but hey a girl can dream, right. Keep on Rockin Jon! !

Submitted by Stephanie Walcher (not verified) on

Dear Jon, My husband and I went to your concert along time ago in Vegas. We usually never buy concert shirts but my husband bought me an autographed SOUL jersey. I didn't know I was supposed to put it in a shadow box and keep it put up. I love that jersey and wore it all the time. But.... your sharpy autograph is almost gone. :( Anyway I could get you to resign it? I promise to put it up somewhere this time

Submitted by Michelle mendez (not verified) on

Hope is well I grew up listening to your music and I have a daughter and I’m a single mom trying my hardest to get my son in college but this few months have been rough I recently found out you were going on tour and my little girl listens to you daily and we found out you were coming to Orlando Florida in April 2018 we were excited got tickets then my daughter needed brain surgery which was emotional and heart breaker but I had to be strong and it’s was about 2 weeks for your concert and she looked at me and said but we are going to miss the concert since she had a long recovery ahead I said to her your health is more important my girl she’s tears the dr looked at me and said well I’m going to resheduls the surgery so she can go as long as everything goes well till then my girl lit up and hugged him to thank him big my heart still hurtled knowing that she had to go they with this surgery and to be honest I was depressed didn’t even want to do anything but to hold her not even go to the concert knowing my baby has to do this but I couldn’t let her down I had to motivate myself to keep her happy we did the countdown to the concert I bought her shirts and the expression on her face was priceless we went and I was glad we did seeing my daughter happy and singing to your songs and then we had the brain surgery the next day in the morning she is in recovery stages and just wanted to thank you for the uplifted concert my daughter is only 15 and adores you and I’m truly thankful for god to pull us through it was tuff but she is slowly recovering and watches your videos she re order from the concert and sings them thank you god bless you and your beautiful family if there is a poster I can pay for or something with your signature I pay if you could send something.. as Alyssa heals she wants to help children and parents as they go through this and coach them my baby has the biggest heart and truly blessed for her thank you

Submitted by Jim ziegler (not verified) on

I sm Living i Sweden and i have
Listen to Bon Jovi since hes first rekord.
Jon bongijovi. I have seen bon Jovi 9 Times
Bit my biggest dream is to meet hon ör al the band.
I have so many memories go almost Every ding and i can
Many lyrics. I heard that Bon Jovi is coming to Scandinavien in 2019. I hope Denmark but more Malmo Sweden.i hope to meet hon some dag. Jim

Submitted by Lisa Parker (not verified) on

I have been a Jon Bovi fan for a very long time. He make makes me melt when he does the cover song to Hallelujah the version that Lenard Cohen does I think is so very special and Jon really does it justice in his honor. The 2018 rock and roll hall of fame did not rock until it was final Jon’s turn I’m sorry but it’s true I did like Moody Blues. I’ve been watching for Jon Bovi tour dates last few dates and leave in Indiana, I can go see Pink in Tennessee,Springsteen in New York, Mumford and Son, John Mellencamp here in Evansville, but Jon’s never close enough I think Cleveland Ohio is been closest or New Jersey, when will Bon Jovi be semi close to Indiana he is my Number 1 rock n roll star and I want to see him Lisa

Submitted by Marcy (not verified) on

Thanks for all the great music..even though Im a 72 year old Great- Geand ma, Im a die hard rock and roller. Diagnised with Malonoma Ca this week, surgery April 3...I believe we are never given anything we cant handle...Strength and peace to ALL.....KEEP PLAYIN..DONT STOP TIL YOU DROP.

Submitted by Tina Johnson (not verified) on

Jon ive been a fan for years Born in 62..i think ur the greatest songwriter and authentic american born star in the world this century. Im here right now listening to crush..ur inspiration to the world has yet to be measured.

Submitted by Paul Wolfe (not verified) on

Why please tell me why. I remember you from runaway metalhead myself but enjoyed you always ( cleiched) bit why isn't never say goodbye is not on any greatest hits? This is by the song you ever wrote to me and my friends from Mass

Submitted by Morgan Converse (not verified) on

My name is Morgan, I’m 25 from a small town in Northern MI.
My dad raised us on your music, and between my dad and I, of course my daughter has NO CHOICE but to love you as well lol. He started listening to Roller coaster with her and that song easily became our motto for life. At the time, you could say we were at the top of the roller coaster.. but, along with a pandemic my dad was hospitalized with a total of FOUR heart attacks.. the hospital he was in was an hour and a half away and I listened to Rollercoaster religiously every day. He was sedated in ICU and I remember going in there during a visit where he was still sedated but still a little coherent of his surroundings, and reminded him that life is a roller coaster and that we have no choice but to make it, and he nodded his head the best he could and squeezed my hand.

My dad has been a smoker for 80% of his life and hasn’t had a cigarette SINCE. He’s home, healthy and alive and I owe ALL of my positive reinforcement to Bon Jovi. If I can put out in this world half of the good he has I will be happy. THANK YOU. I hope one day I’m able to experience a bitchin concert of yours with my dad but my side despite the obstacles we’ve had thrown in our way.

For humor I should throw in that my daughter refers to you as “bon Jobi” lol! My dad, my daughter (Sophia) and myself adore you Bon Jobi! 😂♥️

Submitted by Dennis Vittorio (not verified) on

My wife just got her personal plate
She is a mad fan

Submitted by Dana Curtis (not verified) on

Please, please, please consider opening the show Saturday night with "Lay Your Hands On Me". I think that would be awesome! I'll be there and ready to rock!

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