Tom Jones and Jon Bon Jovi inducted into Hall Of Fame

Friday June 19, 2009

They might not yet have collaborated on the music front, but Tom Jones and Jon Bon Jovi were united on Thursday night as they were both honoured at the annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame ceremony.

For Welshman Tom the evening was particularly special. The 69-year-old Delilah star was honoured for his "exceptional staying power and accomplishments, along with his unique artistry". 

The hip-wiggling music veteran's hugely successful career spans over 40 years and he's sold over 100 million records including hits What's New Pussycat and She's A Lady.

Fellow music-scene name Jon Bon Jovi was joined by his outfit's guitarist Richie Sambora at the New York ceremony where they were both inducted into the Hall Of Fame in recognition of their song writing abilities. The success of the band, which is named after the front man, spans back to the Eighties, with popular numbers including It's My Life and Dead Or Alive

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