Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi on March 2, 1962) is the lead singer of the highly successful rock band Bon Jovi.
Jon Bon Jovi was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and raised in Sayreville. His mother, Carol Sharkey, was a former Playboy Bunny and his father, John Bongiovi (born John Bongiovanni), was a coiffeur/hair stylist of Italian ancestry.
John Bongiovi attended Sayreville War Memorial High School in Parlin, New Jersey, and later adopted the stage name Jon Bon Jovi at the behest of the record company that he signed with. His early career was assisted by his cousin, Tony Bongiovi, a notable record producer who owned the Power Station recording studio. Jon worked as a janitor at the studio, and in periods of studio downtime recorded his own material, helped by his uncle. An album of these early recordings John Bongiovi: The Power Station Years was released in 1999. Bon Jovi married Dorothea Hurley, his high school sweetheart, on April 29, 1989 in the Graceland Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. He fathered one daughter, Stephanie Rose Bongiovi (born on May 31, 1993), and three sons, Jesse James Louis Bongiovi (born on February ...
|origin||Sayreville, New Jersey|
|years active||1983- present|
|music genre||Rock music|