FC: JON BON JOVI | by: Sarah Urban
1: John Francis Bongiovi Jr., AKA Jon Bon Jovi, was born March 2, 1962 in Parth Amboy, New Jersey. 1st child of John & Carol Bongiovi- he chose a singing career and has been in many places, like New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York City. He attended St. Joseph High School in Metuchen his 1st 2 years of high school, then went to Sayreville War Memorial High School in Parlin, New Jersey. He is important because of his singing, song-writing, and acting career.
2: His parents, John (hairdresser) and Carol (florist, former model, & 1 of the 1st Playboy bunnies), met in the Marines. His brother Anthony (TOP RIGHT) was born 5 years after Bon Jovi, and Matthew (MIDDLE RIGHT) in 1975. Bon Jovi grew up in Sayreville, New Jersey. He moved to New York City at 18 to work at the Power Station recording studio. He spent the summers in Eerie, with his grandparents. | Jon had poor grades, not much money, no athletic talent, and was unsocial. He was brought up to be Catholic but didn't agree with their beliefs. But, Runaway caught radio stations' attention and played in the Atlantic City Expressway.
3: "I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd...." | Bon Jovi performed in bars he wasn't yet legally allowed into. For this reason, he was driving his Camaro, and raced a motorist. State troopers stopped him and pointed a gun to his head because he accidentally raced an unmarked vehicle transporting a prisoner to a different prison.
4: Jon married Dorothea Hurley April 29, 1989 in Graceland Wedding Chapel, Vegas. They have 4 children: Stephenie Rose, 19; Jesse James Louis, 17; Jacob Hurley, 10; and Romeo Jon, 8. | Because of a fake press release on Twitter, people thought Bon Jovi might be dead. They were shocked. On his official Facebook page, he commented on a photo: "Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey." He's still alive, everybody.!
5: STRUGGLES: When Bon Jovi came home from a New Jersey tour, he had a fear of confined spaces and would panic if in an elevator. If it wasn't for his wife, he would've jumped out of a moving car. Their band almost permanently broke up when they thought Jon was going solo. When they were doing their 1st promotional video, they had no control over the record dealer's marketing people and it was TORTURE. | ACHIEVMENTS: He has been in about 18 movies, such as "Young Guns 2" and "New Year's Eve." He was inducted in the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2009. He won "favorite pop/ rock single" in 1991 at the MTV Video Music Awards. In 1991, at the Golden Globe Awards, he won "best original song." At the MTV Europe Music Awards Jon Bon Jovi earned "best male" in 1997. "Best international artist- male" was added to the list in 1998 at the Brit Awards. In 1990, his song Blaze of Glory was 1st on the charts in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Everybody Hurts hit 1st in 2012 in the UK and Ireland.
8: 1983: His 1st single Runaway debuted. 1989: He married Dorothea Hurley. 1990: Jon acted in "Young Guns 2", his 1st movie. 1993: Stephenie Rose was born. 1995: Jesse James was born. 1998: Bon Jovi won "best male international artist" at the Brit Awards. 2002: Jacob Hurley was born. 2004: Romeo Jon was born. 2009: He was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. 2010: He was 1 of the 21 artists featured on the charity aid single Everybody Hurts to aid the 2010 Haiti Earthquake.
10: WHY BOTHER KNOWING BON JOVI?? He is very charitable and has created many inspirational lyrics. Also, does the real Bon Jovi reflect his reputation? CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOCIETY: In 2004 he founded the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League. He also worked for the Special Olympics, the American Red Cross, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Covenant House, Project HOME, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, etc. THE WORLD WITHOUT HIM: People wouldn't be inspired by his music, other artists would've gotten the awards he has won, and the charities and foundations he founded or funded either wouldn't exist or would've gotten less money. INSPERATION TO THE WORLD: Through rock and roll, Bon Jovi has expressed himself. People have been inspired by his lyrics from his songs, such as: You Give Love A Bad Name, It's My Life, and Livin' On A Prayer. SACRAFICES: Jon Bon Jovi has contributed a lot of money and time to charities. He even accepted bad grades at a young age so that he could focus more on his music. For the same reason, he also abandoned his social life. WHY IS HE FAMOUS?? John Francis Bongiovi is famous because of his theatrical abilities- such as singing, song-writing, and acting. He's famous for being the lead vocalist in the band Bon Jovi and has appeared in several movies. He's also won many awards, as mentioned on page 5.
11: "We gotta hold on, ready or not. You live for the fight when it's all that you got. Oh, we're halfway there. Oh, oh, we're livin' on a prayer."
12: "When you have a song that becomes a part of people's lives, forever marking memories, it's nothing short of magic. It's the closest thing to immortality we'll ever know."
13: "Daddy doesn't know best. I learn by trial and error. I screw up as much as, or more than, anybody else does, but I've had a vision and that vision seems to work."
14: "Believe in love. Believe in magic. (Heck), believe in Santa Clause. Believe in others. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. If you don't, who will?"
15: Through his career and performances, Jon Bon Jovi has stated that he's screwed up and that he's not a rock god or anything. But, his music lives on and inspires people. Now he wants you to believe in everything that you hope for and dream of, just like he did. It worked out well for him, right?
16: WHAT WOULD YOU ASK JON BON JOVI IF GIVEN THE CHANCE...? | If you could go back in time, what changes would you make in your life? | What inspired you to write your lyrics? What are your methods of how to make them?
17: Would you say that you are proud of all your actions and your life as a whole? | How do you feel when singing? What is your favorite song and why? | Can I have your autograph?
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24: From a small town called Heyworth in Illinois of the USA, I am Sarah Urban. Right now, I'm finishing my 8th grade year, about to go into high school! I would describe myself as an artistic, musical, creative person that is drawn to the arts and loves to sing, draw, and write. Bon Jovi has been a great influence in my life because of his inspiring lyrics- as well as many other old-time and modern artists out there. Although I love anything that has to do with the arts, I wish to pursue the career of physical therapy and personal fitness. With 2 dogs, a horse named Bo, 2 brothers, parents, and school life can be a little hectic. So, before I "settle down" I want to take a travel to places that I've always wanted to visit, like Canada and Italy. I'm ready to explore the world, guided by Jon Bon Jovi's lyrics.
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