WOAH! Jon Bon Jovi 60! 60 live performances to celebrate!

video: early beginnings!

Jon Bon Jovi turns 60 today, and to celebrate this, I have created a list of 60 live performances that we can enjoy!

I’ve already put over 8 hours in, so I will make this quick and leave you with what could turn out to be your most beloved playlist of 2022.
1. THE LINK
just click and press play, that’s how these things go down.
2. the story behind the list from the description box
3. A list with ALL the songs.
“Do you have to?” I hear you ask.
Yes, I do.
There’s 60 songs on there, and because YouTubers come and go, one or two are bound to disappear.

If I keep a list here, I can check which song went awol as soon as the number of songs drops below 60. And I can replace it.

Enjoy my fellow Bon Jovi friends!

~Suzanne

1. THE LINK

just click and press play, that’s how these things go down.
Happy Birthday Jon Bon Jovi! | 2022 03 02
60 live performances to celebrate this iconic birthday of the man himself.

2. the story behind the list from description box

From the earliest of stadiums in Japan 1984, to their earth shattering, bells ringing, angels whistling performances at Wembley 1995.
Enjoy!

I want to use this description box for 2 things: 1. Explain how the list was created, but first
2. acknowledge the creators of all the videos.

CREATORS
Thank you to all the YouTubers who are remastering and sharing the extensive bootleg library, and all those who recorded the originals in particular in the 80s and 90s. The “bootleggers roll your tapes” phrase from Jon can be heard several times I believe!
The YouTubers I want to acknowledge by name because they made my work so much easier, and this list relies so extensively on them are: PabloSantaFe87, hAnD90, Damned TV and Bon Jovi Live Concerts.

HOW THIS LIST 1984-1996 WAS CREATED
The songs are chronological, so the oldest at the top and recordings from 1996 at the bottom.
I preferred the performance to be as close to the release date of the song as possible. So f.e. 1986 performances from Slippery When Wet (1986) album tracks.
But if performances from a later date were significantly better, I chose those.
This means in particular for 1986-1989, that the albums are not recognizable in their purest form. F.e. the 1989 bracket has Wild In The Streets, from the 1986 album.
Other choices I made, when choosing which recording to share, were:
-stadium/ large crowds preferred over a more intimate setting
-recordings with video were preferred over those with stills (audio only)

-correct date (early recordings of the hit) preferred over quality of the recording.
Sometimes this meant I added other performances of the song as well, on a later date.

For Diamond Ring I added two performances, years apart.
The second one contains the story, of how this song came into being, and why it was played so long before finally making it onto a record.

And finally, I closed with an extra Always performance, because it is often an encore song; And the Wembley 1995 performance of Livin’ On a Prayer/ You Give Love A Bad Name.

These songs were actually openers, and not closing the show, in 1995.
But since I have seen the movie Bohemian Rhapsody a gazzilion times, which ends with the 20 minute show from Queen for Live Aid/ in Wembley, I just couldn’t resist, and had to close this list with a bang!

I hope you enjoy the list.

It took me 8 hours to create, so no birthday post for Jon Bon Jovi today.
But I expect to write one soon, at:
https://rockstarwriternijmegen.com/
(that’s this blog!)

So subscribe to that blog, or search it to look if I actually gave Jon Bon Jovi a worthy birthday story. So far I only have “the biggest rock star of his generation”, so it needs a little bit more! 

Have a great show!

~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
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Okay, you’re still here, babe?
You know what’s coming now. I’m going to list out 60 performances.
Ready?

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9:34
Bon Jovi – First Videos (Get Ready/Runaway) in Japan [1984]
TeoKeh

6:36
Bon Jovi – Bang Bang / Shot Through The Heart (Tokyo 1985)
PabloSantaFe87

10:47
Bon Jovi – In & Out of Love (Live 1985)
BonJovi LiveTours

7:08
Bon Jovi – Tokyo Road (Subtitulado)
Bon Jovi Subs

6:20
Bon Jovi | Heart Of America | Farm Aid I | Champaign 1985
hAnD90

4:23
Bon Jovi – Let it Rock (live from Slippery Tour 1987)
Damned TV

4:13
Bon Jovi – You Give Love A Bad Name (Tokyo 1986)
MXJ Productions HD

8:30
Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead Or Alive Live Moscow (best Richie Sambora performance)
Nico DíazE

7:29
Bon Jovi – Drift Away (Sydney 1987)
hAnD90

4:40
Bon Jovi – I’d Die For You – Live in Tokyo 1988
Bon Jovi Live

6:06
Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer – Live In Tokyo 1988
Bon Jovi Live

10:30
Bon Jovi | Get Back | Travellin’ Band | Legendary Wembley Jam | London 1988
hAnD90

10:08
Bon Jovi – Bad Medicine – Live In Tokyo 1988
Bon Jovi Live

8:27
Bon Jovi – Homebound Train (Live Brussels 1988)
elisrcence88

2:54
Bon Jovi – Ride Cowboy Ride (Tokyo 1988)
PabloSantaFe87

5:02
Bon Jovi – Wild In The Streets (Moscow 1989)
hAnD90

6:18
Bon Jovi – Lay Your Hands On Me | Pro Shot | Milton Keynes 1989
Bon Jovi Live Concerts

6:19
Bon Jovi – Born To Be My Baby (Rotterdam 1989) The Best Performance
PabloSantaFe87

8:35
Bon Jovi – Living In Sin (Niagara Falls 1989) Best Performance
PabloSantaFe87

13:00
Bon Jovi | Blood On Blood | Best Performance | Rotterdam 1989
hAnD90

9:21
Bon Jovi – I’ll Be There For You (Philadelphia 1989)
hAnD90

7:41
Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer / Wanted Dead Or Alive (Los Angeles 1989)
hAnD90

5:45
Bon Jovi – Never Say Goodbye (Santiago, Chile 1990)
PabloSantaFe87

6:07
Bon Jovi | Wild Is The Wind | Best Performance | Osaka 1991
hAnD90

5:00
Bon Jovi – Diamond Ring (Yokohama 1991) Best Quality
Bon Jovi Live Concerts

4:49
Bon Jovi – We All Sleep Alone – (HQ AUDIO – LIVE VERSION)
Juan Manuel Medina

6:47
Bon Jovi – The Sole Truth (New Jersey 1991)
hAnD90

7:17
Bon Jovi – Cadillac Man (Osaka 1991)
PabloSantaFe87

5:59
Bon Jovi – Blaze Of Glory – Live An Evening with Bon Jovi 1992 HD amazing sustain Bass Alec Such!
Bon Jovi Uruguay Fan

5:34
Bon Jovi Little Bit of Soul An Evening With Bon Jovi New York 1992
SoundofMadness88

5:50
Bon Jovi – With A Little Help From My Friends
Carlos Recinos

3:00
Bon Jovi – Blood Money (Buffalo 1993)
PabloSantaFe87

5:03
Bon Jovi | I Believe | Best Performance | Oslo 1993
hAnD90

7:31
Bon Jovi – Keep the Faith (Stockholm 1993)
Damned TV

7:45
Bon Jovi – I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (Argentina 1993)
PabloSantaFe87

6:54
Bon Jovi – In These Arms (Buenos Aires 1993)
Damned TV

2:37
Bon Jovi – Can’t Help Falling In Love (Oslo 1993) Elvis Presley Cover
PabloSantaFe87

7:39
Bon Jovi – Bed Of Roses (Milan 1993)
PabloSantaFe87

4:32
Bon Jovi – If I Was Your Mother (Quebec City 1993)
hAnD90

11:29
Bon Jovi – Dry County (Hamburg 1993)
hAnD90

3:38
Bon Jovi – Fear (live, 1993)
LoveYouAlec

2:50
Bon Jovi – I Want You (acoustic / Nashua 1993)
hAnD90

1:37
Bon Jovi | Alison | Elvis Costello Cover | Dublin 1993
hAnD90

11:15
Bon Jovi – I’ll Be There For You (Best Ad-libs / Osaka 1993)
hAnD90

4:37
“SOMEDAY I’LL BE SATURDAY NIGHT” Bon Jovi – Unplugged – MTV studios 1994 (HD)
Bon Jovi para Brazukas

5:22
Bon Jovi – Always (Madison Square Garden 1994) Acoustic
PabloSantaFe87

6:17
Bon Jovi – Hey God (Europe Music Awards 1995)
PabloSantaFe87

5:21
Bon Jovi – Something For The Pain (Argentina 1995)
Sambora MX

6:59
‘THIS AIN’T A LOVE SONG’ BON JOVI (GERMANY 1995 – Rock am Ring) HD + BETTER AUDIO AND VIDEO
Bon Jovi para Brazukas

6:53
Bon Jovi – These Days (Best Performance! / Johannesburg 1995)
hAnD90

7:06
Bon Jovi – Lie to Me (Deer Creek 1995)
Damned TV

1:04
Bon Jovi – Because The Night (Quito 1995) Patti Smith Cover – A Capella
PabloSantaFe87

6:35
Bon Jovi – Damned (Brasil 1995)
PabloSantaFe87

7:03
Bon Jovi – My Guitar Lies Bleeding In My Arms (Ultimate Remaster)
É Bom Jovem

6:35
Bon Jovi – (It’s Hard) Letting You Go (Johannesburg 1995)
Damned TV

6:04
Bon Jovi – Something to Believe In (live in Yokohama 1996)
Damned TV

4:23
Bon Jovi – Diamond Ring (Live)
Bon Jovi FAN channel

8:34
Bon Jovi | Always | Incredible Performance | Wantagh 1995
hAnD90

3:55
Bon Jovi – All I Want Is Everything (Landgraaf 1996)
MXJ Productions HD

8:21
Bon Jovi – Livin’On A Prayer /You Give Love A Bad Name – Wembley 1995 (25th Anniversary)
Bon Jovi Official Live Concerts

That was it! 

 

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