As a result, his academic records displayed poor grades. By the time he was 16, John Bongiovi was playing clubs. It was not long before he joined up with keyboardist David Bryan real name: David Bryan Rashbaum , who played with him in a ten-piece rhythm and blues band called Atlantic City Expressway. In , when Meco was there recording Christmas in the Stars:
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Bon Jovi - Wikipedia
History Formation — Jon Bon Jovi began playing music in , at the age of 13, playing piano and guitar with his first band, Raze. Jon made several demos —including one produced by Billy Squier —and sent them to record companies, though failing to make an impact. His first professional recording was as lead vocals in "R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas," which was part of the Christmas in the Stars album which his cousin co-produced. Jon was reluctant, but eventually gave them the song, which he had rerecorded in following a rough early recording in with local studio musicians whom he designated The All Star Review—guitarist Tim Pierce , keyboardist Roy Bittan , drummer Frankie LaRocka , and bassist Hugh McDonald. Tapped to play lead guitar for a short tour supporting "Runaway" was Bon Jovi's friend and neighbor, Dave Sabo "The Snake" , though he never officially joined the band. Sabo later went on to form the group Skid Row. Jon saw and was impressed with hometown guitarist Richie Sambora who was recommended by fellow bassist Alec John Such and drummer Tico Torres.
Jon Bon Jovi Bio
Mar 2, Birthplace: Sayreville, New Jersey, USA After spending most of the '80s as a hard rock god, Jon Bon Jovi decided to put his proven charisma and movie-star looks to work in front of the Hollywood cameras. Making his major screen debut as an amiable house painter in Moonlight and Valentino , Bon Jovi earned surprisingly good notices for his performance, winning both grudging respect from film critics and further offers from casting agents. After one of his first demos, "Runaway," became a hit on the Jersey airwaves, the young musician formed Bon Jovi in