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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Jon Bon Jovi

John Francis Bongiovi Jr. was born on March 2, 1962 in Sayreville, New Jersey. He is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor. During the 1980s, he was the front man of a band named after him, Bon Jovi. The band was declared the 2nd richest band of all in 2011, right behind U2. He is of Sicilian, German, Russian, and Slovak ancestry, and has said that he is a blood relative of Frank Sinatra.

In 1983, the band Bon Jovi formed, with Richie Sambora, Tico Torres, Alec John Such, him and David Bryan. Their first hit was the song Runaway. In Oct. 1984, the band opened up for the heavy metal band KISS at the Queen's Hall in Leeds. They released their Slippery When Wet album in 1986, which included tracks like You Give Love a Bad Name, Livin' on a Prayer and Wanted Dead or Alive.

In 2000, the band released the album Crush, which included the track It's My Life, and this album helped get a younger audience into the music of Bon Jovi. In Sept. 2005, they released the album Have a Nice Day, and on one of the tracks, Who Says You Can't Go Home, he sang it as a duet with Sugarland member Jennifer Nettles.

His music has also been used for movies. In the movie Young Guns II, the song Blaze of Glory plays at the end credits

He also has starred in movies, such as: Moonlight and Valentino, The Leading Man, Destination Anywhere, Homegrown, Little City, No Looking Back, Row Your Boat, Vampires Los Muertos, U-571, Cry Wolf, National Lampoon's Pucked, Pay It Forward, where he played Helen Hunt's abusive ex-husband

On April 29, 1989, while on tour, he made a scret trip to Las Vegas to marry his high school sweetheart, Dorothea Hurley. Together they have 4 kids: Stephanie Rose, Jesse James Louis, Jacob Hurley, Romeo John.
He is also a very charitable person, he works with the Special Olympics, the American Red Cross, The Elizabeth Glasner Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Project H.O.M.E, The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation

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