ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JUNE 26, 1987
By Steve Newton
Talk about moving up in the world! It was a little more than a year ago that New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi played the now-defunct Embassy on Davie. They were in town recording their Slippery When Wet album, and they wanted to see how the new material would go over with a hard rock crowd.
They got up on stage and did two or three songs, including their big hit “You Give Love a Bad Name”. Hardly anyone noticed. Most of the crowd seemed to want the night’s top-4o band back on.
But times have changed. Nowadays Bon Jovi is the biggest draw on the rock circuit. And the album they previewed at the Embassy has gone on to sell nine-million copies (seven million in the U.S. alone). But the group’s amazing success has not fazed lead singer Jon…
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