Bon Jovial Trivia

-Jon played trumpet in a school marching band. Richie found out 29 years later.

– Jon wrote an early song about his wife called Bobby’s Girl while at the Powerstation studio.

-The working title for Slippery When Wet at one stage was Guns ‘n Roses. Needless to say that idea was scrapped.

-In 1995 the VW Golf Bon Jovi was launched in Germany to co-inside with the These days tour.

-Victoria Silverstredt is one of Richie’s ex-girlfriends.

-Bon Jovi have advertised pot noodles, Sanyo tapes and Mitsubishi cars in Japan.

– They have a Japan only best of called Tokyo Road.

-Elton John has a framed photo of Jon Bon Jovi shot by Richard Avedon in one of his homes.

-The original title for Crush was Sex Sells.

– In 1987 there was a Muppet called Jon Bon Muppet.

– Jon sang backing vocals on an Eddie Murphy album before his first record deal.

-Jon Bon Jovi is John Bongiovi and his ancestry is Slovak, Russian and Sicilians who were fishermen.

– Tico Torres’s grandmother used to sew his tour clothes.

– The band used to borrow scarves from Richie’s mother’s cupboard to wear on stage.

– Bon Jovi are the first American Band to play for the Queen.

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Would you let this man speak at Oxford and give him a doctorate in New Jersey for humanities? Wait, somebody already did.