Sure, you know Bon Jovi’s songs, but do you know these five facts about Bon Jovi?
1. Jon Bon Jovi’s first recorded work was singing on a Star Wars-themed Christmas album. That’s him on “R2-D2, We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” To quote another band: It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll.
2. Bon Jovi’s been nominated for a bunch of Grammys, but has only won one: The Best Country Collaboration with Vocals award for “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” with Jennifer Nettles (2007).
3. Jon Bon Jovi’s mom, Carol Sharkey, was a Playboy bunny.
4. Jon Bon Jovi’s first movie appearance came in Young Guns II; he had an uncredited role as “Pit inmate shot back into pit.” He wrote “Blaze of Glory” for the movie, which hit #1 on the Billboard chart.
5. Jon Bon Jovi co-owned Arena Football League team the Philadelphia Soul from 2004-2008.
…in related news, Lyndsey was pretty pumped to play Bon Jovi off vinyl on Vinyl Monday (12/12/16):