New Jersey Gov. Proclaims ‘Bon Jovi Day’ for Rock Hall Inductees -Billboard

New Jersey Gov. Proclaims ‘Bon Jovi Day’ for Rock Hall Inductees

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Have a nice day? They did Saturday (Apr. 14) in New Jersey, where the governor declared it “Bon Jovi Day” in honor of the state’s newest Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. Gov. Phil Murphy made the declaration hours before the platinum-selling New Jersey band was to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Cleveland.

The Democratic governor hailed the “five musicians from New Jersey communities (who) believed in their dream and used their talents to form Bon Jovi, one of the most famous, enduring rock bands of all time.”

Led by Sayreville native Jon Bon Jovi, the band released its first album in 1984, but were regulars on the New Jersey bar circuit for years before that — sometimes when the singer was too young to legally drink at those bars. They went on to record classic rock anthems including “You Give Love A Bad Name,” ″Livin’ On A Prayer” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.”

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5 thoughts on “New Jersey Gov. Proclaims ‘Bon Jovi Day’ for Rock Hall Inductees -Billboard

  1. I’m still 12 and I have been listening to Bon Jovi since I was 5 years old. Well, I guess I’m gonna have to celebrate Bon Jovi Day every year from now on! I’m so excited for you guys be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! That is a huge honour for you guys. So just congratulations on having April 14th the official Bon Jovi Day!

  2. I’ve been a BonJovi fan for years. My first husband went every time to get the newest CD out for me. Christmas birthday or anniversary. If I didn’t have it he got it. By the time he died I think I had every CD. But I lost the storage unit they were in. So now my goal is to cover my whole bedroom in BonJovi posters . I never had posters as a kid. Both of my husbands have died. If they were living they would have let me do this. Now I’m alone. So why not! I would love to thank you for the song ” Till we’re not strangers anymore.” My fist hubby and I made it to that point two days before he died. I heard that song and I played it everyday for two weeks until I could listen without crying. Congratulation on Hall of Fame and BonJovi day. I know I’ll celebrate every year. Love Always.

  3. I was there in Cleveland!!!!!!!!!!!! I was LUCKY enough to actually get into the Public Auditorium for the CEREMONY!!!!! What a Night!!!! You guys deserve it, and I am EXSTATIC that you got in!!!!! Even though I was sitting in the “nosebleed” seats, it was an honor for me to be there. Thank you for including Richie Sambora and Hugh McDonald, you all sounded AWESOME together. Thank you for 35 years of Terrific Music and heres to 35 more!!!! I’ll be there for you, ALWAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! journey girl

  4. i think its cool to have bonjovi day . because i have been following jon since sli ppery when wet .and bon jovi is theonly band i love to my heart. jon bon jovi is my hero. i love jovi music its helps me deal with every day life.

  5. i also wanted to say i have been to many jovi concerts and every time i see jovi live tears come from my eyes from being so happy. jovi music makes the pain of every day life go away. i have a great deal of respect for jon and his band. im from orlando fl. im 51 years old i hope some day in my life i get to meet jon i would love to talk to him . jovi music rules.

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