Wednesday, March 2: Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (March 2) to Jon Bon Jovi. He's 54. Also celebrating is former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans (60). In remembrance today, Lou Reed would have been 74.
Jon Bon Jovi is the frontman for Bon Jovi which he formed back in 1983. Bon Jovi achieved worldwide success with the album Slippery When Wet in 1986. The album spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S. with hit singles "Livin' on a Prayer", "You Give Love a Bad Name". and "Wanted Dead or Alive". It is Bon Jovi's biggest selling album, and one of the best selling albums of all time going 12 times platinum in the U.S. The band released the album New Jersey in 1988 and went on hiatus after the New Jersey Tour. The band returned and released Keep the Faith in 1992. The album Crush in 2000 featured the hit "It's My Life". The band is scheduled to release their 13th studio album This House is Not for Sale this month.
For more on Bon Jovi, check out the band's official website here.