At 61 years old, Jon Bon Jovi has this physical status:
John Francis Bongiovi Jr. (born March 2, 1962), also known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor.
Bon Jovi is best known as the creator and frontman of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983. Bon Jovi has recorded 14 studio albums with his band; the band has more than 130 million albums worldwide.
Bon Jovi has also released two solo albums.
Bon Jovi began acting in the 1990s, appearing in the films Moonlight and Valentino and U-571 and displaying on television in Sex and the City, Ally McBeal and The West Wing. In 2009, Bon Jovi was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame as a songwriter.
Bon Jovi came in #50 on Billboard Magazine's "Power 100," a list of the "Most Influential People In The Music Industry."
People Magazine named him one of the world's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 1996.
People named him "The Best Rock Star" in 2000.Bon Jovi, founder and majority owner of the Philadelphia Souls, was named as a founder and majority owner of the Arena Football League team.
He is the founder of The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, which was established in 2006.
John Francis Bongiovi Jr. was born in Perth, New Jersey, son of two surviving Marines, barber John Francis Bongiovi Sr., and Playboy Bunny turned florist Carol (Sharkey). Anthony and Matthew are his two brothers. His father was of Italian origins (Bongiovi comes from Sciacca, Sicily), and Slovak ancestry, and his mother is of German and Russian descent. He has claimed that he is a blood relative of singer Frank Sinatra. Bon Jovi was raised Catholic. He spent summers in Erie, Pennsylvania, with his grandparents, and sold newspapers. During his freshman and sophomore years, John attended St. Joseph High School in Metuchen, New Jersey. He later attended Sayreville War Memorial High School in Parlin, New Jersey.
Bon Jovi secretly took a trip to Las Vegas and married his high school sweetheart, Dorothea Hurley, during a stop on The New Jersey Syndicate Tour in 1989. The couple has four children: a daughter born in 1993 and three sons, born in 1995, 2002, and 2004.
Bon Jovi, a former resident of Rumson, New Jersey, founded his Sanctuary Sound recording studio in the basement of his house.
He identifies himself as a recovering Catholic.
Bon Jovi is a close friend of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick. He has two Super Bowl rings from the Patriots, as well as numerous appearances at Gillette Stadium, the Patriots' home field.
Bon Jovi received an honorary degree from Princeton University on May 16, 2021. He was praised for his contributions in society, including music, history, education, literature, public health, social justice, and ending homelessness.
Jon Bon Jovi was positive for COVID-19 in October 2021 and canceled his tour in Florida in October 2021. He was reported as being "great" and having been fully vaccinated. By November 12, 2021, he had recovered from the disease. Bon Jovi wrote about how much his COVID-19 experience had influenced him, including in his songwriting, and that taking COVID-19 made him realize "how volatile we are and how fragile life is." It didn't matter if you were young or old, American or Egyptian, the COVID-19 pandemic affected you whether you were young or old, old or not you were from, in any case. "I was aware of it when I was writing the article."
Jon Bon Jovi started playing piano and guitar with his first band, Raze, in 1975, aged 13. He met David Bryan and formed Atlantic City Expressway, a 16-year-old boy who formed a band. Bon Jovi, a boy from childhood, appeared in John Bongiovi and the Wild Ones, performing in clubs such as the Fast Lane and opening for local acts. He had formed another band, The Rest, by 1980, and opened up for New Jersey acts like Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes.
Bon Jovi was sweeping floors at his cousin Tony Bongiovi's recording studio, Power Station, when he was 17, sweeping floors at his cousin Tony Bongiovi's recording studio, Power Station. Tony Bongiovi recommended John for the song "R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas," his first professional recording (credited as John Bongiovi).
Bon Jovi performed "The Apple" on local radio station WAPP 103.5FM in Lake Success, New York, in 1983, to write and sing the station's jingles. He spoke with DJ Chip Hobart and John Lassman, the station's promotions manager, who recommended that Jon include the song "Runaway" on the station's compilation album of local homegrown talent. Jon was dissatisfied with the album, but they eventually gave them the song, which he had rerecorded in 1982 (following a rough start back in 1981) with local studio musicians whom he named The All Star Review: Guitarist Tim Pierce, keyboardist Roy Bittan, drummer Frankie LaRocka, and bassist Hugh McDonald were disappointed, but eventually gave them the album, which was a departure from the one he described in 1981.
Jon Bon Jovi called David Bryan in March 1983, who in turn called bassist Alec John Such and Tico Torres, a veteran drummer. Richie Sambora resigned from the band; Bon Jovi, Sambora, Assassination, Bryan, and Torres became Bon Jovi's founding members.
Bon Jovi's first two albums and their debut single "Runaway" made it to the top 40 in 1984 and 1985. With their third album, Slippery When Wet, which had sold 28 million copies worldwide as of 2011, the band achieved international success and global recognition. "You Give Love a Bad Name" and "Life on a Prayer" were two of three Top ten singles, two of which reached number one: slippery When Wet.
Bon Jovi has released 14 studio albums, five compilations, and three live albums as of 2019. They have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, making them one of the top-selling American rock bands. Bon Jovi has performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million viewers. Bon Jovi was inducted into the United Kingdom Music Hall of Fame in 2006 and later on into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.
Jon Bon Jovi composed a soundtrack to the 1990 film Young Guns II, also known as Blaze of Glory. Bon Jovi was initially approached by his buddy Emilio Estevez to lend "Wanted Dead or Alive" as the theme tune for his forthcoming Billy the Kid sequel, and he's releasing his first solo album. Elton John, Little Richard, and Jeff Beck were among the album's guests on the album. On the Billboard Hot 100, the title track, "Blaze of Glory," debuted at number one. "Blaze of Glory" received an award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single at the American Music Awards in 1991 and was named a Golden Globe as well. In addition, the song earned him an Academy Award nomination and a Grammy Award nomination.
Jon Bon Jovi founded Jambco Records in 1991 and produced Aldo Nova's album Blood on the Bricks and Billy Falcon's album Pretty Blue World.
Destination Anywhere, Bon Jovi's second solo album, was released in 1997. Right around the record's debut, a short film starring Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, and Whoopi Goldberg was shot. Both MTV and VH1 had the film premiered in 1997.
Bon Jovi produced a soundtrack to the film Stand Up Guys, which is more popularly known as Not Running Anymore. On December 13, 2012, it was announced that "Not Running Anymore" would be nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
Bon Jovi released A Jon Bon Jovi Christmas, a Christmas album starring three new holiday songs, in 2020.
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