Veteran rocker Jon Bon Jovi has credited a musical neighbour with placing him on the path to chart stardom.
The Bon Jovi frontman nearly gave up on a music career after becoming frustrated while trying to learn how to play guitar when he was a teenager.
He threw the instrument down his basement stairs, but was stunned when a neighbour spotted the tantrum and vowed to give him music lessons.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Livin' on a Prayer hitmaker says, "Thanks to his encouragement, I stayed with it... Each step along the way is just a life lesson in humility and it gives you the ammunition to go on and be excited about the next day."