On this Day in Music History: March 2, 1962

On this Day in Music History: March 2, 1962

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Brought to you by Blackfire Research….On this day in 1962, John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., or, Jon Bon Jovi, was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey to two former Marines. Discovering his musical talents as an adolescent, Bon Jovi cut class in favor of practicing with his bandmates, and by 16, he was booking gigs in nightclubs. In 1983, he formed the rock band, Bon Jovi (originally called “Johnny Electric”) and became an international sensation after the release of their third studio album in 1986, “Slippery When Wet.” The album was an instant commercial success, with singles “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Livin’ on a Prayer,” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.” The paramount success of the album transformed Bon Jovi from a no-name artist into a legendary Rock n Roller.