Former bassist and founding member of Bon Jovi, Alec John Such is useless at 70.
Bon Jovi introduced the dying of Alec John Such by way of social media over the weekend. Such served because the band’s bassist from 1983 to 1994. The announcement didn’t present the small print surrounding Such’s dying.
“We’re heartbroken to listen to the information of the passing of our pricey buddy Alec John Such,” Bon Jovi wrote of their submit on Twitter. “As a founding member of Bon Jovi, Alec was integral to the formation of the band,” the assertion continues.
“To be trustworthy, we discovered our method to one another by him. He was a childhood buddy of Tico and introduced Richie to see us carry out. Alec was all the time wild and lively. At the moment these particular reminiscences carry a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. We’ll miss him dearly,” Bon Jovi writes.
Alec John Such was born in Yonkers, New York and thrived within the New Jersey music scene that spawned Bon Jovi. He managed the Hunka Bunka Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey and booked Bon Jovi & the Wild Ones earlier than becoming a member of the band himself as bassist. Alec John Such performed all through the group’s fame within the ’80s, however Such departed the band in 1994. Such was quickly to get replaced by bassist Hugh McDonald. He later rejoined the band for its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.
“When Jon Bon Jovi known as me up and requested me to be in his band a few years in the past, I quickly realized how severe he was and he had a imaginative and prescient that he wished to carry us to,” Such mentioned on the induction ceremony. “And I’m solely too pleased to have been part of that imaginative and prescient.” Bon Jovi was shaped in New Jersey in 1983 and created hits like “Livin’ On a Prayer” and “Needed Lifeless or Alive.”