5 Facts About Jersey’s Bon Jovi That Even the Biggest Fans Don’t Know
He’s one of New Jersey's most famous residents, one of the world’s most highest-selling musicians, and is a part of one of the most celebrated bands of the 1980’s. These bad boys were known for giving “Love a Bad Name,” and if you don’t have it by now, then you need to jump into the nearest time machine and type in the name Bon Jovi.
This legendary rock band has been blessing us with music since 1983, which gives them 34 years of musical experience. Talk about an impressive resume! We will never forget top-charting hits like “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Bad Medicine,” and their smashing 2000’s hit, “It’s My Life.”
When we see these rock stars on TV it's hard to compare their lives to ours. However everyone is human and the band has a number of interesting, little known facts that helped shape them into who they are today.
Without further ado, here are 5 facts that you may not know about Bon Jovi:
There was a time in history when our beloved Bon Jovi was almost non-existent. For lack of better words, they were going to be introduced to the world as “Jonny Electric” instead.
Low and behold a friend of the group suggested that the band follow Van Halen and take their lead singer's name. Thus, the heavens blessed us with Bon Jovi!
We all know that “You Give Love a Bad Name” is hands down in the top three best Bon Jovi songs, right? Well, you may not know that the song was almost given away to a band by the name of Loverboy!
Thankfully, the band finally came to their senses and decided to keep the song, just in the nick of time. Could you imagine a world without that song?
Did you know that Bon Jovi's beloved lead singer, Jon, has a college degree? Yep, this rockstar has talent AND brains!
Jon received his honorary Doctorate Degree of Humanities in 2001, from Monmouth University.
We can imagine that John Francis Bongiovi Jr. was born to one hot mama. His mother, Carol Sharkey was once a Playboy bunny back in her day!
I wonder if John has ever visited Hef’s mansion...
Like many other aspiring bands, Bon Jovi was rejected by a number of record companies before hitting it big. Shocking right? Companies like Atlantic Records and Mercury turned them down before they made it big. I’m sure those places quickly realized that was a huge mistake!