Bon Jovi


Bon Jovi was originally formed in Sayreville, New Jersey by the lead singer Jon Bongiovi, bassist Hugh McDonald, drummer David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, and guitarist Phil X. Jon Bon Jovi started playing live music when he was 13 years old in a band called Raze. It wasn’t until 16 that he met David Bryan and together, they founded their band Atlantic City Expressway. From there, they changed the name to John Bongiovi and the Wild Ones. He recorded “Runaway” in 1980 in his cousin’s recording studio alongside studio musicians. It was re-recorded in 1982 and played on the radio station WAPP and gained traction there. It was then shared with sister stations in other cities. As this happened, Jon started seeking out other talent for the band, including Dave Sabo who went on to form the band Skid Row and David Bryan, who recruited Tico Torres and Alec John Such. Hugh McDonald was a local studio musician that played bass in the 1982 re-recording of “Runaway”.


Hard rock, glam metal, arena rock, pop rock



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Bon Jovi – Released: January 21, 1984
7800 Fahrenheit – Released: March 27, 1985
Slippery When Wet – Released: August 18, 1986
New Jersey – Released: September 19, 1988
Keep the Faith – Released: November 3, 1992
These Days – Released: June 27, 1995
Crush – Released: June 13, 2000
Bounce – Released: October 8, 2002
Have a Nice Day – Released: September 20, 2005
Lost Highway – Released: June 8, 2007
The Circle – Released: November 10, 2009
What About Now – Released: March 8, 2013
Burning Bridges – Released: August 21, 2015
This House Is Not For Sale – Released: November 4, 2016
Bon Jovi: 2020 – Released: May 15, 2020


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You Give Love A Bad Name (guitar only) – Bon Jovi


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