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John Francis Bongiovi Jr. was born March 2nd, 1962 at 8:45 pm in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA. He grew up in Sayreville. He was in previous bands such as Raze, Atlantic City Expressway (ACE), The Rest, John Bongiovi and the wild ones. Before the band, he worked in pizzarias, shoestores, sold burgers, worked in a autobodyshop and washed cars. His first recording experience he sang the song "R2-D2 we wish you a merry Christmas" on a Star Wars Christmas Album "Christmas with the Stars". Jon Bon Jovi got his start in the music business doing odd jobs at his cousin Tony Bongiovi's famous Power Station Studio. One of the demos he cut there became a local hit thanks to a New Jersey radio station, which led to his band's signing with Polygram in 1983. The band hit its stride with their third album, Slippery When Wet, and continued that success with the similar sounding New Jersey. In 1990, Jon composed the music for the Young Guns II soundtrack (in which he also had a cameo), which included "Blaze of Glory," his first No. 1 solo hit.

While Bon Jovi dominated the rock scene of the late '80s, their popularity waned during the '90s, especially in America. However, their change in image and move from metal toward a more mainstream arena-rock sound made them the only American act from the pop-metal movement to retain a sizable following today. Jon Bon Jovi and his band have attracted a new generation of fans, as their eighth studio album, Bounce (2002), entered the U.S. album chart in the No. 2 position.


 

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