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Alec John Such Article in Asbury Park Press 16 May 2000
Ex-Bon Jovi bassist is putting it all on the auction block

Source: Asbury Park Press, May 14, 2000

Each room of the enormous house on Laird Road holds a well-kept collection, often reflecting the 14 years Such spent as bassist for Bon Jovi.

In a spare bedroom behind the laundry room, some 50 bass guitars stand at attention -- a pink paisley guitar, an emerald green guitar, a translucent guitar, a guitar shaped like a '50s-style Chevy, even a basic black number that Such used before he was famous.

Memorabilia from Bon Jovi's arena days in the '80s, including posters, photos, tour jackets,trophies and about 100 gold and platinum records, are on display in the living room. Amplifiers nearly fill the garage.

The collections go beyond rock 'n' roll paraphernalia.

Rare and commemorative coins are piled like a pirate's treasure. Among other things, Such owns antique Siamese and Russian jewelry, comic books, sculptures by Erte and D.H. Chipari, a dozen guns and art by Peter Max and South Amboy-based artist Wayne Turback.

And everything must go. "I made my money during the era of 'He who dies with the most toys wins,'" Such said. "That's how the '80s were. But you grow out of that, you really do."


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