A legendary American musician Jon Bon Jovi founded the group Bon Jovi in 1983 in New Jersey. The artist was born on 2 March 1962 in the same state. His parents didn’t have anything to do with the music business. However, the boy demonstrated unique talent rather early. He learned how to play the guitar and performed with local teenage bands.
The singer’s cousin liked his performances and allowed Jon to use his recording studio equipment. The first song presented to the public was “Runaway”. It appeared on the local radio stations. At that time, many people already realized that Bon Jovi had a bright future.
In 1983, Bon Jovi created a band, which he called after himself. Initially, the lineup included six members, one of whom was Jon. A year after the formation, the group signed a contract with Mercury Records. It was a big success for aspiring musicians.
In 1984, the artists presented their first LP, Bon Jovi. It climbed to the 43rd spot of Billboard 200 and eventually sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide. Inspired by the success, the band started working on the next album, 7800° Fahrenheit, which came out a year later. The new LP sold numerous copies and stayed in the most popular charts for several weeks.