Jon Bon Jovi and His Stark Secrets

As Jon Bon Jovi creeps closer to hitting the big Six-Oh, let’s celebrate his 58th birthday with some weird facts about him.

Do You Know Jon Bon Jovi’s Real Name?

First up coming at you, of course, is Jon Bon Jovi’s real name. Not a very big kicker, or even a surprise to most people. But if you didn’t know, our favorite 58-year-old rockstar was born John Francis Bongiovi.

His Mother Was a Playboy Bunny

Another shocker from the Bongiovi family coming at you. He was born to an Italian-Slovak father and German-Russian mother. He was born in New Jersey. His mother, Carol Sharkey, was at one point a Playboy Bunny. In fact, she was one of the first Playboy bunnies. And even after, she had quite the adventurous life! She worked as a florist before enlisting in the United States Marines, where she met her future husband, fellow Marine John Francis Bongiovi!

His First Song Was A Star Wars Tribute

This one is our favorite fact about the master of rock. His first track was called “R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas”. How cute is that!?

Bon Jovi Was On Steroids On Tour

When Jon Bon Jovi was touring in 1987 he reportedly was experiencing problems with his vocal chords. There were rumours that he won’t be able to finish the tour at all. But with the help of his vocal coach and prescribed steroids, he managed just well.

“You Give Love a Bad Name” was almost given away!

Lastly, here’s the one that might break some of your hearts (almost). The rights to their hit song “You Give Love a Bad Name” from their not so hit album, ‘Slippery When Wet’, was almost given away to a band called Loverboy. To the relief of all that is holy, that did not happen. The song was theirs after all.

So that’s a wrap on all things wayward on the king of our hearts, born on this blessed day. Happy Birthday, Jon Bon Jovi!