0 C
Lagos, NG
2nd December 2022
MUSIC SHOWBIZ WORLD NEWS

Alec John Such: Bon Jovi’s First Bassist Dies At 70

Alec John Such: Bon Jovi's First Bassist Dies At 70
Alec John Such: Bon Jovi's First Bassist Dies At 70 (Photo via-Facebook)

Bon Jovi’s first bassist and founding member Alec John Such, has died at the age of 70. His group Bon Jovi had announced a few hours ago on their official social media handle.

“We are heartbroken to hear the news of the passing of our dear friend Alec John Such. He was an original. As a founding member of Bon Jovi, Alec was integral to the formation of the band,” the message said.

Such was vital to bringing the iconic rock group together, the statement said.

“To be honest, we found our way to each other thru him — He was a childhood friend of Tico and brought Richie to see us perform. Alec was always wild and full of life. Today those special memories bring a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. We’ll miss him dearly,” the message said.

Bon Jovi was formed in 1983 and has had hits with songs including “Livin’ On a Prayer” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.”
The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.

The Yonkers, New York-born Such was a veteran figure in the thriving New Jersey music scene that helped spawn Bon Jovi. As manager of the Hunka Bunka Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey, Such booked Jon Bon Jovi & The Wild Ones before joining the singer-songwriter’s band. He played with Bon Jovi through the group’s heyday in the 1980s.

Such departed the band in 1994, when he was replaced by bassist Hugh McDonald. He later rejoined the band for its induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.

Related posts

PHOTO: Comedian I-Go-Dye Celebrate Sister On Her ‘Traditional Marriage’

yellowdanfo

Microsoft Buying Over Activision Blizzard For $68.7bn

yellowdanfo

Davido calls Ruggedman a legend, asks Naira-marley to make peace

yellowdanfo

I Did Not Change My Job- Petr Cech on signing for Guildford Phoenix

yellowdanfo

PHOTO: Lewis Hamilton takes pole at Belgian Grand Prix

yellowdanfo

Rotimi teases a possible music collaboration with Wizkid

yellowdanfo

Anne Hathaway shows off baby bump for baby number two!

yellowdanfo

Novak Djokovic’s Visa Issues Moved To A Higher Court

yellowdanfo

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Surrogate is in Labour

yellowdanfo

Coronavirus: City’s Champions League Clash With Madrid Postponed

yellowdanfo

Leave a Comment