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Today's Icon at 11 O'Clock: Bon Jovi!

Today's Icon at 11 O'Clock: Bon Jovi!

Listen to three songs from Bon Jovi today at 11am!

Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi (John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.), guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres. The band's lineup has remained mostly static during their history, the only exception being the departure of bass player Alec John Such in 1994, who was unofficially replaced by Hugh McDonald.

Listen to "Shot Through The Heart" live at the Cleveland Agora on March 17, 1984:

The band achieved widespread recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet, released in 1986. Their fourth album New Jersey, which was released in 1988, became just as successful as its predecessor.


Bon Jovi on 5/20/84 in Chicago,Il. (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage) More Photos

Bon Jovi went onto achieve thirteen U.S. Top 40 hits between 1986-1995, including four number-ones with "You Give Love a Bad Name", "Livin' on a Prayer", "Bad Medicine", and "I'll Be There for You".

Watch the webcast from the band's final show the their Greatest Hits tour in Lisbon 2011:

Other Top 10 hits included "Wanted Dead or Alive", "Bed of Roses" and "Always". Their 2000 single "It's My Life", successfully introduced the band to a younger audience. Bon Jovi has been known to use different styles in their music, which has included country for their 2007 album Lost Highway which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.

Watch Bon Jovi live in Tokyo, December 31st, 1988:

Throughout their career, the band have released eleven studio albums, three compilation albums and one live album, and have sold 130 million records worldwide. They have performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 35 million fans.

Listen to Bon Jovi on iHeartRadio.

Copy courtesy of Wikipedia.

 

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