By John Calhoun

John Francis Bongiovi Jr. was born on March 2, 1962. 21 years later in Sayreville, New Jersey, his band Bon Jovi was formed.

Runaway entered the charts in early 1984 and became their first Top-40 hit, but just barely. The song peaked at #39.

In 1986, the band scored their first #1 hit song with You Give Love A Bad Name.

Bon Jovi was just getting started. By 1990 they topped the music charts 4 more times.┬áBefore Jon Bon Jovi was 35, his band had made 26 visits to Billboard’s Top-100 charts.

Happy birthday Jon Bon Jovi!



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