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Interesting Facts about Bon Jovi
Find out everything you need to know about the New Jersey-based rock band Bon Jovi and Jovi himself. Test out your die-hard fan quotient with a quiz now!
What Is Bon Jovi’s Real Name and How Did He Get Its Name?
Bon Jovi’s real name is not Jon Bon Jovi at all. His father, John Francis Bongiovi Sr is an Italian with Slovakian ancestry and his mother is of Russian and German ancestry. They named their son John Francis Bongiovi Jr. They were supposed to be called Johnny Electric! But ultimately they went with their lead singer’s name after being inspired by Van Halen through a friend.
When Was Bon Jovi Formed?
- A. 1963
- B. 1973
- C. 1983
- D. 1993
What Is Bon Jovi’s First Song?
‘R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ is the lead singer’s first professional song and it was released with the Star Wars theme album ‘Christmas in the Stars’. They were the last to play at the Old Wembley Stadium before it was demolished. Do you know that he has also dabbled with acting and TV shows?
Which Is the Best Selling Bon Jovi Track?
While the American rock band has given hit songs under several genres like Glam metal, hard rock, arena rock, and pop-rock, the ‘Slippery When Wet’ album from 1986 sold really well. The album features three classic singles ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’, ‘You Give Love a Bad Name’, and ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ sold around 28 million copies.
Who Owns Bon Jovi?
The entire band is owned by the lead singer Jovi himself and the other members are his employees. The band has performed more than 2500 songs across 50 countries through 17 tours so far. The band got its first Grammy in 1997 and Jon Bon Jovi got it in 2006.
How Many Songs Has Bon Jovi Released?
The band is really prolific and has released 2 live albums, 5 compilation albums, 14 studio-released albums, and 57 singles in its entire career. But they had a Number 1 hit single in the UK until today. They reached Number 2 in 1994 with their album ‘Always’. They held contests and had the winner make the opening acts on their tours.
Bon Jovi Band Members
The rock band consists of lead singer Jon Bon Jovi, drummer Tico Torres, lead guitarist Phil X, keyboardist David Bryan, and bassist Hugh McDonald. The band was formed in 1983 and it has only seen two lineup changes, one in 1994 and 2013. Hugh McDonald replaced Alec John Such and Phil X was on board after the departure of guitarist Richie Sambora.