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News Bits From BSWJBJ 24 September 2001
And a link to a video of Jon singing "America the Beautiful"

Source: Backstage With Jon Bon Jovi -

From Backstage With Jon Bon Jovi -

JON and RICHIE performed LIVE on this past Friday night's "AMERICA: A TRIBUTE TO HEROES" telethon. An incredibly moving rendition of "LIVIN' ON A PRAYER" was performed acoustically with accompaniment by percussion and violin. After careful consideration, lyrically it proved to be the most appropriate song for the occasion. You can still contribute to the cause at the following website:

JON's powerful rendition of "AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL" featuring harmonies by RICHIE opened all the 1:00 PM games of the National Football League (NFL) this afternoon (not only on television but on the jumbotron screens in each of the eight stadiums hosting 1pm games.) The visuals were filmed this past Friday in New York City on East 51st street in front of the FIRE DEPARTMENT OF NEW YORK's "Hi Rise Midtown" BATTALLION 8, ENGINE 8, LADDER 2 firehouse. The folks standing beside JON & RICHIE were the wives, children and fellow firefighters (many of whom Jon & Richie met with privately inside the firehouse prior to the taping) of those lost in the World Trade Center tragedy while trying to rescue other - this company are missing 10 of their men. It's not rock stars or football players who are the heroes...


Also from BSWJBJ: TICO TORRES and ALEJANDRA married this weekend in Miami.


VIDEO has posted a video of Jon Bon Jovi singing "America the Beautiful" prior to yesterday's NFL games.

Just follow the link below and make sure you have Real Player installed....

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