Jon Bon Jovi performs at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards on Thursday, June 12, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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A death in Ray Davies' family kept the singer from attending the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, but Jon Bon Jovi closed the three-hour event by performing Kinks hits such as "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night".Davies, who was dealing with his sister's death, accepted the honor in a video, saying he was proud to be part of the 2014 class that included Donovan as well as songwriters Jim Weatherly, Graham Gouldman and Mark James.Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds received the Hal David Starlight award and performed a slow, piano version of the Grammy-winning "Radioactive," which he wrote along with his bandmates.The 26-year-old musician said songwriting strengthened his relationship with his father, who Reynolds said worked a lot because he was raising nine children.
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