Log In   ·   Become A Member

Jon Bon Jovi: The New Chief Musical Lion Of The Hamptons

T.J. Clemente

  |   4 Comments · Print Article

Bon Jovi has become a regular at the Apollo in The Hamptons: "A Night Of Legends" benefit. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com)

The great Italian political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli wrote that power is not given, "it is seized." With that thought in mind, Jon Bon Jovi seems to be seizing the spotlight as the new Chief Musical Lion of the Hamptons. He now joins Paul McCartney and Billy Joel, high above all other musicians. In less than a decade, Bon Jovi (53) has moved into that position by thrusting himself, his name, his celebrity, whole-heartedly into all things Hamptons.

He is always ready to entertain guests at other people's parties with a song or two. He poses with genuine smiles for photographers to capture the "money shot" to promote causes or charity events. But most of all, he has totally embraced the savoir faire lifestyle of the East End while still being proud of his Perth Amboy, NJ roots, where he was born (John Francis Bongiovi Jr.) on March 12, 1962. However, he now summers in his mansion in the Lily Pond section of East Hampton Village off the ocean with his wife of 26 years, Dorothea, and his three sons and daughter.

Within his accumulated wealth (estimated to be between $300 and $500 million) is a man who funds soup kitchens. A new endeavor in the Hamptons is an electric bus system called the "Free Bus," to ferry folks from the beaches to town for free. When the East Hampton service started, Bon Jovi was one of the first to jump on. Kyle White, the driver that day said, "he was really cool, and he loved it."

Years back, he gave an invitation only benefit concert at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, with the audience being a who's who of the Hamptons. Steven Spielberg and Jerry Seinfeld had tables, as did Ron Perlman. He even gives a sort of annual 4th of July mini concert at the Blue Parrott, a trendy East Hampton Tex-Mex place he is part owner of. Just last August on a Friday night, he closed the place for a private party for Bill Murray and his movie "Rock the Kasbah," hosted by Jimmy Buffet, with a guest list including Bill Clinton, Bruce Willis, Paul McCartney, John Mellecamp, Bruce Springsteen, and somehow Rudy Giuliani. Variety covered the event noting, "Jon Bon Jovi worked the room, conversing with all the guests."

So take notice next summer, when you read about the great parties of the Hamptons, Jon Bon Jovi's name will be mentioned first, the way Jack Nicholson was back in his Hollywood heyday.




Related Articles:

Guest (Carol) from Sparks, NV says::
Jon's birthdate is March 2, not the 12th. :)
Jan 16, 2016 11:35 am

Guest (Dina Wirsing) from Bronx Ny says::
JON BON JOVI BIRTHDAY IS MARCH 2ND NOT MARICH 12TH!!!!
Jan 15, 2016 1:30 pm

Guest (Silvinna) from Argentina says::
muy buena la nota pero Jon nacio el 2 de marzo. gracias ;)
Jan 14, 2016 8:36 pm

Guest (Adriana) from Brazil says::
On March 02,1962!!! Correct...
Jan 14, 2016 8:13 pm

 

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
Location:*
Comments:*
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
Question:*
What color is a firetruck?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
 
 
 
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2143.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/1824.gif
Gary R. DePersia, Corcoran Real Estate
With over $2 billion in transactions on the East End and since 1995, Gary DePersia is consistently ranked among the top producers in the Hamptons. A year-on-year member of The Corcoran Group President’s Council, he has qualified as a national list maker since 2007. In 2008 he was Corcoran's top broker on the East End by sales volume and rental units; and ranked as the nation’s 4th top broker. In the 2017 REAL Trends & The Wall Street Journal list of America’s top real estate professionals, he was designated #26 nationally, #4 in the Hamptons and #3 at Corcoran overall by volume with nearly $200 million of transactions for the past year. His office operates with four licensed assistants allowing him to build a business stretching from Southampton to Montauk and Sagaponack to Shelter Island. gdp@corcoran.com

East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

Advertise on Hamptons.com - Have your business be seen by over 2 million viewers including NEW searches
Hamptons.com- Our exclusive online magazine has 2.6 million Page Views YTD for 2015. Contact us to join our elite group of clients that benefit from having a presence on the Hamptons award winning publication www.Hamptons.com

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.

D+J Concepts is known for a high-end cutting edge approach to design.
D+J Concepts is known for a high-end cutting edge approach to design with a balance between functionality and imagination. We skillfully and tastefully transform ordinary spaces into classic modern styles, which are understated, and luxe. We’re known for our modern transitional style incorporating antiques and modern elements for an unexpected edge.

Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field. Trusted, experienced and successful, Andrea has solidified herself as the go-to broker of the Hamptons and a wholehearted advocate for her clients. A pioneer in the real estate industry on the East End of Long Island, she is driven by her passion for the business. Andrea is based in the Bridgehampton office of Brown Harris Stevens as a licensed real estate associate broker and consultant. Formerly, a principal partner and Senior Director at Brown Harris Stevens, Andrea now assists in developing their corporate strategy for the Hamptons region, advising other brokers and sales associates, as well as being one of the top producers and listors.