Alec John Such R.I.P.

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by roller, Jun 5, 2022.

  1. roller

    roller Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
  2. marchone

    marchone Since 1951 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    Only 70.
  3. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Ohhhhhhhhh…. I feel so bad about this. Condolences to his family & friends. :(
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  4. Gustopher


    Jul 30, 2018
    RIP. Big part of the sound of my early life, Bon Jovi was always on the radio and MTV back then.
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  5. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 vaxx!

    Oct 31, 2006
    Western Hemisphere
    Sad news. If it weren’t for Alec, Bon Jovi might not have even formed.
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  6. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    Alec was a nice guy, and an incredible harmony singer. RIP.
  7. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    RIP Alec...
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  8. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    So sad to hear. And he was a great guy. RIP.
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  9. digmeout

    digmeout Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2012
    RIP Alec.....
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  10. moon-bass

    moon-bass They call me El Jefe Supporting Member

    May 10, 2004
    USA, New Orleans
    Big part of my early playing years. Bon Jovi was the first real concert that I have ever been to.

    Sad loss.
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  11. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    Very sad news.
  12. Artman

    Artman a.k.a. Eddy Garcia Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2017
    Georgetown, TX
    Total bummer.
  13. fourstringburn

    fourstringburn Supporting Member

    Jun 30, 2009
    New Mexico
    You didn't know many of the Bass parts on the studio recordings were recorded by their current Bass player Hugh McDonald?
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  14. Kind of shocked to see that any member of Bon Jovi was 70, just looked it up, Jon himself is only 60, so Alec was ten years older than the band leader. All makes me feel old; I remember when they were a new young band.
  15. FretlessOwl


    Apr 9, 2021
    According to Such, the record company lied about his age back then. Not really a surprise, I guess.
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  16. InstantEctobass


    Feb 18, 2018
    So many people dying "young" and "naturally" or without any cause given these days... RIP to you Such
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  17. HardNHeavy


    Apr 17, 2014
    geezus......these past 5yrs or so has been complete hell...How many times have we heard his basslines on so many well-known songs..He certainly left his mark on this planet.....Thank you and..R.I.P John Such
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  18. Unfortunately for Alec, a studio musician was brought in to play most of the bass lines on the recordings. Pretty much all of the hit songs are played by Hugh Mcdonald
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