Alec John Such-The Artist Formerly Known as the Bassist for Bon Jovi

Seriously, this started off as a lazy attempt at doing a much neglected "Thunderous Thursday" post. So I just googled "bass player birthdays" and I got a hit on the guy from Matchbox 20, who I absolutely know nothing about, except that Rob Thomas sung for them (and he also help revive Carlos Santana's career), and Alec John Such of Bon Jovi fame.  I recognized his name right away, which sort of surprised me, because I never considered myself a Bon Jovi fan. But they wrote some catchy songs....songs that you don't want to admit to liking, but dagnabbit, if you don't sing along whenever you hear them!

And with no shame do I admit, although I do not own a copy, I confess that "Slippery When Wet" is a classic rock and roll record album!! This record spawned some of the bands most popular songs, "You Give Love A Bad Name", "Wanted Dead or Alive", "Never Say Goodbye", "I'd Die For You" and the root-octave bass pulse driven, "Livin' On A Prayer". All anchored by the man sporting the precisely-trimmed soul patch, Alec John Such. Not being an true fan, I only know that Alec John Such was dismissed from the band in 1994 and went on to manage a few New Jersey area bands and owns a motorcycle shop in New York City ( I couldn't find any further information on this). But with all that said and done, Happy Birthday, Alec John Such!

 

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