"Bon Jovi"

"Bon Jovi" : When We Were Beautiful

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"Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful" is an intimate look at one of America's most enduringly popular bands after 25 years of hits, fame, tours, and troubles. It is the companion to a major documentary of the same title released in Fall 2009, which coincided with the band's silver anniversary. Filmmaker and photographer Phil Griffin followed the band on their 2008 Lost Highway tour and at home, capturing everything from life on the road and onstage to band members' own personal crises. The book is illustrated with gorgeous new photos and stills from the documentary, providing unprecedented insights into a band that is known for staying away from the media. Archival photographs provide the complete picture of the band's extraordinary reign at the top of the charts. Jon Bon Jovi has written an introduction and text throughout the book, and the other band members, including Richie Sambora, have contributed extended captions, personal anecdotes, and insightful reflections on their unity as a band. This is a unique portrait of rock legends after 25 years together, reflecting on their past as well looking forward to the future.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 241.3 x 281.94 x 20.32mm | 657.71g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Harper Design International
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 350 Colour
  • 0062007297
  • 9780062007292
  • 262,363

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You think you know Bon Jovi, but you don't until you open this book. With gorgeous, exclusive photographs and revealing text from the band members themselves, Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful captures Jon, Richie, Dave, and Tico at both intimate moments and under the limelight in all aspects of their lives, from the private times backstage and on the road to their stunning and unforgettable live performances. Stretching back to the early days in Jersey, through successes and struggles, this book offers fans a dazzling portrait of rock stars on the road as they reflect on their twenty-five years together as a band of brothers. This insider's portrait of one of America's best-loved rock bands is the subject of a major documentary and this extraordinary book.
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About Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi is the American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Front man Jon Bon Jovi is lead singer, with Richie Sambora on guitar, David Bryan on keyboard, and Tico Torres on drums. Over the past twenty-five years, Bon Jovi has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide and 34 million in the United States.
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