No one dominated the middle to late 1980s quite like Jon Bon Jovi did. Every dude in America wanted to be his best friend, and every girl the world over wanted to be his best friend, too (if only for a night).
Today, the founder and lead singer of Bon Jovi is turning a spritely 51 years-old, and there’s nary a soul who would concur that he looks anything other than remarkably handsome for his age. We’re certainly in that camp, but the indelible image that we’ll always have of JBJ in our minds is that of him in his period of youthful folly: the Eighties.
We dug through the archives to find the photos you see above, the 51 Most Awesomely 80s Photos of Jon Bon Jovi. Keep your eyes peeled from cameos from not only his Bon Jovi bandmates, but also Motley Crue‘s Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx, Cher, and, of course, the brothers Nelson.
[Photos: Getty Images]