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Without Southside Johnny, there would be no Bon Jovi.

Take it from Jon Bon Jovi.

“I always wanted to be an Asbury Juke,” he said on Sunday at the induction ceremony for the New Jersey Hall of Fame in Asbury Park.

Bon Jovi, 57, a member of the hall’s class of 2009, helped to induct Southside Johnny, aka John Lyon, one of 24 members of the hall’s 2018 class. In truth, he also made sure the accolades-shy Jersey legend would show up.

The Sayreville star paid tribute to Lyon and the Jersey sound he built by teaming up with his idol to perform the Asbury Jukes song “I Don’t Want to Go Home” at the Paramount Theatre…Read the full article at