Alec John Such, Bon Jovi’s Founding Bassist, breath his last at 70
Alec John Such: John Bon Jovi announced on social media on June 5 that the founding member of Bon Jovi bassist, Alec John Such, has died at the age of 70. The Death reason is still not known.
“We are heartbroken to hear the news of the death of our dear friend and Bon Jovi’s Founding Bassist Alec John Such,” Bon Jovi posted. As a founding member of Bon Jovi, Alec was integral to the band’s building. Today these special memories bring laughter in my face and tears to my eyes, we will miss him greatly.”
Born in Yonkers, New York on November 14, 1951, John Zuch played in a former band with Sambora, The Message, before eventually joining Bon Jovi. In the early 1980s, bassist John Sutch was the manager of the Hunka Bunka Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. That’s where he booked John Bon Jovi and The Wild Ones, seeing the potential of a young musician.
John Sutch brought Torres and Sambora to the band, but Bon Jovi brought in his childhood friend David Bryan, who was part of the former band, the Atlantic City Expressway. The band’s third album, “Slippery When Wet”, sold 12 million copies, followed by 1988’s “New Jersey” with more hits.
“The record company was lying about my age,” John Zuch told The Asbury Park Press in 2000. “I was 31 when I joined. I was 10 years older than the rest of the band.
John Such remained in the band before his departure in 1994. John Sacht was replaced by bassist Hugh McDonald, In 2016 he became an official member of the band.
“When I was 43, I started to burn,” he stated in the interview. “It felt like work, & I didn’t want to work. The reason I started with the band was that I didn’t want to work.”
In 1994, Bon Jovi compared Bill Wyman’s departure from The Rolling Stones.
Alec, you will be missed pic.twitter.com/ilfTeYyQhR
— Bon Jovi (@BonJovi) June 5, 2022