New Jersey Gov. Proclaims ‘Bon Jovi Day’ for Rock Hall Inductees
Article from Billboard.com
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.”