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Name: John Francis Bongiovi
Date of Birth: March 2th,1962
Born in: Perth Amboy,New Jersey
Grew up in: Sayreville,New Jersey Father: John
Mother: Carol Sharkey
Brothers: Matthew & Anthony Micheal
Wife: Dorothea Hurley
Daughter: Stephanie Rose
born: may 31st,1993
Son: Jesse James Louis
born: February 19th,1995
First band: Raze
Other bands: Atlantic city expressway, The rest,The Lechers,
John Bongiovi & the wild ones
High School: Sayreville War Memorial High School
Instruments: Guitar,Piano,Keyboards Harmonica.
Hair colour: Light Brown
Height: 5'10 or 1.78m
Other jobs: Sold shoes and burgers, washed cars &
was a cadet
Favorite musicians:Aerosmith,Alice Cooper Bruce Springsteen,Dave
Lee Roth Rolling Stones,Willy deVille etc.
Favorite records: Eric Clapton- unplugged Dire Straits,Van
Morrison,Tom Waits & Tschaikowsky.
Favorite concerts:Doobie Brothers,Rush & Heart
Favorite Food: Greasy burgers,Sushi,Italian & Mexican
Favorite drink: Muff Dive(self invented) Coffee(with
milk) & beer
Favorite Sports: Baseball(NY Mets) Football(NY Grants)
Favorite Movie: Badlands from 1973.
Favorite TV: Hill Street Blues & cartoons.
Hobbies: His family,Cars,Sleeping, Playing baseball,watching
TV,football & motorcycles.
Acting: In 1988 Jon plays a small part as himself in
the movie 'the return of Bruno' 1989 while on the set of Young
guns II in Santa Fe his friend,Emilio Estevez, cons Jon into
being a 'real cowboy' and he gets a small role in the movie,
riding a horse,shooting guns and being killed,he must have
had fun,cause he decided to go on in the acting bussiness and
Name: Richard Stephen Sambora
Date of Birth: July 11th,1959
Born in: Perth Amboy,New Jersey
Grew up in: Woodbridge,New Jersey
Father: Adam Sambora
Mother: Joan Sambora (they were professional dancers).
Highschool: Woodbridge highschool
First band: Rebel
Other bands: Mercy,Duke Williams and the extremes,the
Message Richie Sambora & Friends The Next and Hook.
Instruments: Electric guitar,Acoustic guitar,Mandolin,Electric
Sitar and many others
Hobbies: Basketball,Boating, Collecting guitars and
playing them! Jetskiing and his family. Biographie of 'King
Wife: Actress Heather Locklear
Marriage Date: December 17th,1994(Paris)
Child: Daughter: Ava Elizabeth Sambora
Kids Birth Date: October 4th,1997
Fact: Richie is colour blind (that explains his choise
of cloths in the 80's,LOL)
favorite Band: Led Zeppelin
His inspiration: Eric Clapton
Favorite Food: Burgers
Favorite Drink: Beer
Richie was urged by his parents to play music.He learned to
play the accordion, saxophone,bass,trumpet,piano and drums.
He started to play the guitar after he heard Eric Clapton. Richie's
words: "Basically,the first time I heard an Eric Clapton
record and the fact that he made the guitar talk so that
he was communicating without speaking,made me want to try it!"
Other influences are: Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Henderiks and
The Beatles. Richie approached Jon at a concert to promote the
WAPP's compilation and expressed an interest in joining
the band "I said I had a lot of songs and I had a knowledge
of making records,and that that guitar player(Dave Sabo)was
very good ,but he was very young. The band was kicking
and I was the missing piece." Jon didn't take it seriously.Alec
talked Jon into letting Richie come down and do his stuff. he
called him to a rehearsal with his band a week later.Jon was
late and by the time he came to the rehearsal,Richie had
the band grooving. jon listened to the studio door for
about 30 sec. and yelled "hired" jon's words: "He
had his own style,which wasn't riped off from Eddie van
Halen,like all the other guitarists that where kicking around
that year." Richie made two solo album so far; Stranger
in this town and Undiscovered soul.
Name: David Bryan Rashbaum
Date of Birth: February 7,1962
Born in: Edison,New Jersey
Father: Ed(A trumpet player)
Wife: April McLean,she's a jewelry designer
Married: August 25th,1990
Childeren: Son and a Daughter(twins)
Son: Colton Moon
Daughter: Gabrielle Luna
Kids Born on: March 10th,1994
High school: John P.Stevens High School
First Band: Transition
Other bands: Atlantic City Expressway, John bongiovi
& The wild ones
Instruments: Trumpet.Piano, Keyboards & Synthesizer
Favorite Musicians: Led Zeppelin & Deep Purple
Favorite Food: Japanese
Favorite drink: 'Muff Dive' (Jon's invention)
Hobbies: Music studies & his family
First solo Album: On a full moon In conrast to dave's
work with Bon Jovi
On a full moon....is a powerful collection of contemporary,piano-driven
instrumentals that includes shades of classical,New Age,Blues,Jazz
and Rock, all of which are brought together by Dave's soul stirring
performances on an acoutic grand piano. Two songs "Kissed
by an angel" and "Lullaby for two moons" were
written for his twins. Also included is an 'unplugged'version
of Bon Jovi's hit 'In these Arms',which Dave co-wrote
with bandmates Jon & Richie
Name: Hector Samuel Juan Torres
Date of Birth: October 7th,1954
Born in: New York City
Grew up in: Iselin,New Jersey
Father: Hector(A Cuban)
Mother: Emma (They were divorced)
High school: JFK Memorial High school
First band: Sweat
Other bands: Phantom's Opera,Franke & the Knockouts,The
Marvelettes and he has worked as a studio musician.
Wife: Tico married topmodel Eva Herzigova,september 7th
1996 and they got divorsed end of summer 1998.
Instument played: Drums,Percussion
Hobbies: Painting,Cars, Carpentry ,Poetry &
collecting vintage guns.
Favorite Musician: Simon Phillips
Favorite Drink: Beer
Favorite Sports: Football & Golf
Discovered another talent: Painting
Despite his status in the musical area in the world of
art,Tico was a newcomer and extremely critical of his
own work. Although certain that it showed good, this modest
man was not sure he was ready to share his art with the rest
of the world. Tico admits that he was relying on the opinions
of family & friends to reach the decision to expose his
work. Hia first show was at the Ambassador Galleries in SoHo,New
York City. Right now he's showing his art all over the world!
Tico and Jon got introduced to each other by Lance Larson.
What really convinced Tico to play with Jon was watching
Jon perform The reaction from the kids especially the girls
was overwhelming.As Tico puts it: "They saw this young
god,running around the stage,shaking his ass,So I said:
Take the gamble and go for it! "
Name: Alec John Such
Date of Birth: November 14th,1951
Place of Birth: Perth Amboy,New Jersey
Mother: Helen(she played the violin)& his father
played the Cimbalem.
High School: Rahway Junior High School
Previous Bands: Phantom's Opera,The Cellar Dwellers,The
Favorite Bands: AC/DC,Judas Priest,Led Zeppelin
Hobbies: Music,Motorcycles & Collecting Guns
Left Bon Jovi: In November'94
These Days: Managing a number of local bands &
owns a Bike shop in NY.
*Jon's story about Alec's departure:
The fact that I'm a workaholic,studio in,studio
out,stage on,stage off,want to be dealing with music day &
night doesn't mean anybody else has to! Of Course it hurts,but
I've learned to accept & respect it.
Name: Hugh McDonald
Place of Birth: Philadelphia,PA
Residence: New York,NY
Wife: Nancy,married in september 1996
Previous Job: Studio Musician
Worked with: Cher,Alice Cooper & Micheal
Joined Bon Jovi: early'95
Hugh also played on Bon Jovi's first album "Bon Jovi".
He was suggested as bassplayer by Tico, who had worked
with Hugh before.