Bon Jovi’s first bassist Alec John Such dies at age 70

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The musician was a founding member of the group and was crucial for guitarist Richie Sambora and drummer Tico Torres to join the band in its early days.

One of the founding members and original bassist of the band Bon Jovi, Alec John Such, passed away on Sunday at the age of 70, the group reported on its Twitter account.

“We are heartbroken to hear of the passing of our dear friend Alec John Such. It was from the start. As a founding member of Bon Jovi, Alec was integral to the formation of the band.”

That was crucial to getting guitarist Richie Sambora and drummer Tico Torres to join the band in the early days, the band said in a statement. “To be honest, we made our way through him – he was a childhood friend of Tico’s and he brought Richie to see us perform. Alec was always wild and full of life. Today those special memories bring smiles to our faces and tears in our eyes. We will miss him very much,” the group explained.

Bon Jovi was formed in 1983 in New Jersey and had hits with songs like “Wanted Dead or Alive” or “It’s My Life.” Such a man said goodbye to Bon Jovi in ​​1994 and was replaced by Hugh McDonald. The real reason why he left the group has never been revealed. However, the bassist returned to play with Bon Jovi at special events, such as entering the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.

Source: La Verdad

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