Jon Bon Jovi

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Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., on March 2, 1962) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the lead singer and founder of Bon Jovi. Throughout his career, he has released two solo albums and eleven studio albums with his band which have sold over 130 million albums worldwide.[1]

As a solo artist, Bon Jovi has numerous awards for his work, including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination for his solo hit: "Blaze of Glory (song)". He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Monmouth University in 2001. He campaigned for Al Gore in the 2000 Presidential election, John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election, and Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential election.

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Early life

Jon Bon Jovi was born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., in Perth Amboy, New Jersey the son of two former Marines, barber John Francis Bongiovi, Sr. and florist Carol Sharkey. He has two brothers, Anthony and Matthew.[2] His father was of Sicilian and Slovak ancestry and his mother was of German and Russian descent.[3][4] He spent summers in Erie, Pennsylvania, with his grandparents as a newspaper salesman.[5] As a child, Bon Jovi attended St. Joseph High School, in Metuchen, New Jersey, during his freshman and sophomore years.[6] He later transferred to Sayreville War Memorial High School in Parlin, New Jersey.[7]

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