Wednesday, June 27, 2012 12:00 AM

Randall Lane orchestrates Warren Buffett/Bon Jovi duet

Randall Lane '90, editor of Forbes Magazine, has spent the past several months pulling together a conference of more than 100 of America’s greatest entrepreneurs for the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy, a private discussion of ways to help solve the world’s most intractable problems. The magazine will detail results of the historic meeting, which took place Tuesday in New York, this fall.

But Lane couldn't delay publishing on the website a once-in-a-lifetime moment from the end of the conference -- "mostly because of a plethora of camera phones," he quipped -- a duet between Warren Buffett, playing ukulele, and Jon Bon Jovi, on accoustic guitar.

Both philanthropists spoke at the conference, and Bon Jovi co-hosted the closing reception. "Knowing that Buffet played the ukulele," Lane wrote, "I asked him to join Bon Jovi for a song and he accepted, with one caveat: that they play 'The Glory of Love'. Buffett learned the ukulele 60 years ago, he told me, as a way to court girls." Upon finding that the Bette Midler song was one of only a few Buffett knew by heart, "having Jon learn the lyrics to that seemed a lot easier than having Warren bone up on the chords for 'Livin’ on a Prayer' or 'Wanted Dead or Alive.'"

Read Lane's full post, and watch the video of what he terms "the wealthiest supergroup of all-time" here.

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