BORN AND RAISED IN NEW YORK CITY IN THE 1980S, HE PLAYED BASS FOR A POPULAR AMERICAN ROCK BAND.
The bassist and founding member of Bon Jovi, Alec John Such, has passed away. He was in his seventies.
Such, the bassist of New Jersey rock band Bon Jovi from 1983 to 1994, died on Sunday. There were no immediate reports on how or when he died.
“He was an original,” Jon Bon Jovi wrote on Twitter in a post that went viral. Bon Jovi’s formation would not have been possible without Alec’s contributions as a founding member.
Alec, you will be missed pic.twitter.com/yK0RlgVkZc
— Jon Bon Jovi (@jonbonjovi) June 5, 2022
That’s why Jon Bon Jovi gave such credit for bringing the band together. He was childhood friends of Tico Torres and Richie Sambora, and he brought them to see the band play. The two of them had been in a band together before, the Message, called such a thing.
Yonkers, New York native Such was a longtime member of the New Jersey music scene that helped bring Bon Jovi to the forefront. Such booked Jon Bon Jovi & the Wild Ones while managing the Hunka Bunka Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey, before joining the singer-band. songwriter’s During the band’s heyday in the 1980s, he played with Bon Jovi.
Such left the band in 1994, and Hugh McDonald was brought in to replace him as bassist. In 2018, he rejoined the band for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
This is the vision that Jon Bon Jovi had when he first called me and asked me to join his band many years ago,” Such said at the Hall of Fame induction. “And I’m grateful to have been a part of it.”