Who was Alec John Such?
Alec John Such was a former bassist for the band Bon Jovi. He was one of the original members of the band since it was formed in 1883. He quit the band in 1994. The band has been acknowledged for bridging] the gap between heavy metal and pop with style and ease”.
Alec John Such Age, Cause of Death
Alec was 70 years old at the time of his death. He was born on November 14, 1951, in Yonkers, New York. He died on 5th June 2022. His band members announced on their social media pages the sudden death of their founding band member.
“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. … To be honest, we found our way to each other thru him — He was a childhood friend of Tico [Torres] and brought Richie [Sambora] to see us perform. Alec was always wild and full of life. Today these special memories bring a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. We will miss him dearly.”
The band and his family have not yet shared the cause of his death.
Alec John Such Wife
Alec rarely made his relationships public. His wife is currently unknown. He was in a relationship with Rita Rae Roxx in 1984 and Jane Brooke in 1989.
Alec John Such Bon Jovi band
John Such played in an earlier band with Sambora, The Message, before ultimately joining Bon Jovi. In the early 1980s, John Such was the manager of what was then the Hunka Bunka Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. It was there where he booked Jon Bon Jovi & The Wild Ones, seeing the potential of a young musician with a mission.
John Such brought Torres and Sambora into the band, while Bon Jovi brought in his childhood friend David Bryan, who had been a part of an earlier band, Atlantic City Expressway. The band’s third album, “Slippery When Wet,” would end up selling 12 million copies and its follow-up, 1988’s “New Jersey,” scored even more hit songs.
“The record company used to lie about my age,” John Such told The Asbury Park Press in 2000. “I was 31 when I joined. I was a good 10 years older than the rest of the band. My sister eventually got really mad because the papers would describe her as my older sister when really she was younger.”
John Such remained in the band before his departure in 1994. He was replaced by bassist Hugh McDonald, who became an official member of the band in 2016.
“When I was 43, I started to get burned out,” he said in that interview. “It felt like work, and I didn’t want to work. The reason I got into a band to begin with is because I didn’t want to work.”
At the time in 1994, Bon Jovi compared Such’s departure to that of Bill Wyman from The Rolling Stones.
“They just grew in different directions. It’s understandable … just because I want to continue making records doesn’t mean everyone else has to,” Bon Jovi said.
When the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018, John Such was reunited with the group and gave an eloquent speech.
“When Jon Bon Jovi called me up and asked me to be in his band many years ago, I soon realized how serious he was and he had a vision that he wanted to bring us to, and I am too happy to have been a part of that vision,” he said.
He continued: “These guys are the best. We had so many great times together and we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for those guys. Love them to death and always will.”
The band shared the clip of his speech along with a montage of John Such set to his signature song, “Blood on Blood,” a song on which he would occasionally take the lead vocal role at live shows.