Was Jon Bon Jovi’s First Professional Recording a Star Wars Christmas Song?

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MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: Jon Bon Jovi’s first professional song recording was for a Star Wars Christmas Album.

One of the most truly bizarre pieces of popular culture is the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special…

The show had little involvement from George Lucas, and has only aired once (George Lucas was never going to approve a DVD release, but perhaps the new owners of LucasFilm will think otherwise?).

So it is pretty surprising, considering the failure of the project, that just two years later the Star Wars gang was right back with another Christmas-related project.

This time it was a Star Wars Christmas album, mostly sung by Anthony “C-3PO” Daniels!

Titled Christmas in the Stars….

the album featured vocals by some other singers, including one very surprising young singer!

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