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Bon Jovi Keyboardist Is Honored

April 20, 2002

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EDISON, N.J. (AP) _ Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan returned to his roots when he was inducted into the Hall of Honor at his old high school.

Bryan, a 1980 graduate of John P. Stevens High School in Edison, was among 12 people honored Thursday by the school for their achievements. During his time at the school, Bryan received strong marks while playing in the school band and on its soccer team.

He also found time to play numerous club dates with Atlantic City Expressway, a band that featured a young Jon Bon Jovi. Bryan’s music teacher, Andrew DeNicola, would sometimes perform on the same bill with his band, Boulevard East.

``I would come to (DeNicola) in the morning (and say), `Dude, I need a pass. Can I sleep in your room? Please!‴ Bryan told the Home News Tribune of East Brunswick for Friday’s editions. He now lives in Colts Neck Township with his wife and their three young children.

The ceremony included a video salute from the members of Bon Jovi.

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