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Bon Jovi: Over 120 million albums. More than 2,600 concerts around the world. They've seen well over a million faces - and yes, rocked them all.
Bon Jovi redefined the rock anthem by dominating arenas and captivating audiences with hooks that continue to define the decade. Despite personnel changes over the years, Bon Jovi steadfastly follows their own instincts, ignoring obvious trends and providing a model for other bands and musicians just starting out on their careers. More at rockhall.com...
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Bon Jovi: America's Ultimate Band by
This book chronicles the history and music of Bon Jovi from its inception to present day. It examines Bon Jovi's musical and social relevance to listeners past and present, exploring the remarkable ways the band has emerged as the expression and product of deep cultural needs and how, within a few years of commercial success, it has made a lasting impact on Generation X, the music business, and American culture. Through opportunities offered by cable television, Hollywood, and corporate brands, Bon Jovi has been able to influence not only the music, film, and television industries but also the worlds of fashion, musical theater, art, philanthropy, and politics. Its members have struggled with addiction, the demands of fame, and a lack of critical respect. They have persevered to become one of the United States' world's best-selling touring bands. Bon Jovi is a testament to the way modern culture and entertainment can become intertwined, and its success underscores the length of the band's career, the professionalism of its management, the recognition of what audiences want, and the unique way the music-more than anything else-both reflects and shapes the social and musical American landscape it inhabits.
Call Number: ML421.B65 O47 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Bon Jovi: Blaze of Glory by
This text, accompanied by four companion DVDs, traces the Bon Jovi story from their New Jersey roots through to the stadium rock phenomenon that they are today. The DVDs feature candid new interviews with Jon Bon Jovi along with his bandmate Ritchie Sambora and a host of music commentators and journalists, producing a unique account from the inside and out, covering everything from the early days of the band until now. Interviewees include Carol Clerk, Phil Sutcliffe, Alexander Milas, Mick Wall, Robin LaRose, Natasha Scharf, Jerry Ewing, Karl Douglas, Malcolm Dome, and Larry Alexander.
Call Number: ML421.B65 M35 2010
Publication Date: 2010
When We Were Beautiful by
Timed to coincide with the band's twenty-fifth anniversary, an inside portrait of Bon Jovi follows them on their 2008 Lost Highway tour; explores the history of the band, and discusses the band members' lives both at home and on the road.
Call Number: ML421.B65 A5 2009
Publication Date: 2009
Bon Jovi: Live at Madison Square Garden by
One of the world's biggest and best live bands release an incredible document of their return to Madison Square Garden, New York City's most iconic venue. Nineteen years to the day after the band first performed there, they returned to the same stage for the last date of their historic Lost Highway tour, officially the biggest tour on the planet in 2008. This is a snapshot of a band 25 years into a record breaking career and still hitting their peak in the live arena. Bonus feature included.
Call Number: VID BON-J(G) LIVE-M 2008
Bon Jovi Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Video Collection by
Bon Jovi has set the standard for more than two decades as one of the most successful rock bands in the world. The DVD contains all of their hit videos and corresponding live versions of the tracks taken from various concerts including Live at Madison Square Garden, Live from London, This Left Feels Right, Lost Highway and the Crush tour.
Call Number: VID BON-J(G) GREA 2010
Bon Jovi by
Call Number: CD BON-J(G) BON 1984
Publication Date: 1984
New Jersey by
Call Number: CD BON-J(G) NEW 1988
Publication Date: 1988
Cross Road by
Call Number: CD BON-J(G) CROSS 1994
Publication Date: 1994
Reissues, previously released between 1984 and 1994.
All archival materials related to Bon Jovi can be found here. Listed below are notable collections and items of interest.
Live recordings, including Bon Jovi at Gund Arena (Cleveland, Ohio), May 5, 2001.
Posters, promotional and live concert photographs, album covers, and tour programs, 1984-2003, undated.
MTV and Vh1 programming: Storytellers, Behind the Music, Fan Club,
and Pop Up Video.
Tour programs and production information, and research files.
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