SACRAMENTO, CA – FEBRUARY 28: Jon Bon Jovi of Bon Jovi performs during the band’s “This House Is Not For Sale Tour” at Golden 1 Center on February 28, 2017 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
Bon Jovi were originally going to be called Johnny Electric, until a wise friend suggested they follow Van Halen’s example and take their leader’s last name as their own.
The title of Bon Jovi’s second album, ‘7800 Fahrenheit,’ was inspired by Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ named after the temperature at which books catch fire. ‘7800 Fahrenheit’ is the melting point of most rocks.
Bon Jovi almost gave their first No. 1 single, ’You Give Love a Bad Name,’ to Canadian rockers Loverboy before co-writers Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora came to their senses and kept it for themselves.
attends Bon Jovi Live presented by SiriusXM during Art Basel at the Faena Theater on December 3, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. The private concert airs live on SiriusXM’s Bon Jovi Radio.
Bon Jovi was born in New Jersey to John Francis Bongiovi and Carol Sharkey. His mother, Carol Sharkey, was at one time a Playboy bunny.
Bon Jovi realized his musical prowess when he was just a teenager. Because he knew how talented he was, he began skipping school to focus on music. He would often get together with his cousin, Tony Bongiovi, to play in a recording studio.
This is interesting, it’s the vocals only track for Runaway, all the vocals were sung by Jon.