Richie Sambora

Personal details

The rock star Richie Sambora was born on 11th July 1959. He was born in New Jersey, U.S. His star sign is Cancer. He was raised as a Catholic. He is of White ethnicity. Sambora went to Woodbridge High School. He attended Kean University. His birth name was Richard Stephan Sambora. Sambora is a musician, songwriter and a guitarist by profession. He was born to Adam Sambora, a factory foreman and Joan Sienila, a secretary. Sambora is of Polish descent.

He began playing the Accordion and the Guitar at very early age. Sambora was much influenced by 1960's rock and roll and blues. He has also been influenced by Spanish classical music and plays the Spanish guitar. Sambora has an incredible collection of musical instruments. He transformed the music world forever. Sambora has been a blessing to all the music lovers. Sambora is color blind to brown, green and red.

He used to go to rehab due to his constant drinking and to manage his alcoholism. Sambora was romantically rumored with Barbara Bongiovi, Claudia Schiffer, Diane Lane, Tracy Seylaz, Alycen Rowse and Samantha Phillips. He also dated Ally Sheedy and Victoria Silvstedt. Sambora was married to Heather Locklear in 1994 but got divorced in 2007. Heather was an American actress. He has been in a loving relationship with Orianthi. Orianthi was an Australian musician and singer-songwriter. He has a daughter named Ava Elizabeth Sambora.

Career

Richie Sambora is Bon Jovi’s lead guitarist for a period of 30 years. Sambora was associated with a band Mercy. He was a guitarist for the band Message. Sambora also had a club band called Richie Sambora and Friends. He has made guest appearances in several TV shows and films. Sambora was the owner of a club and had an independent label called Dream Disc Records. He was a guitarist for the band Bon Jovi.

Sambora's debut solo album was Stranger in this Town. He released his second solo album Undiscovered Soul in the year 1988. His single solo credits include Come Back As Me and One Light Burning. Sambora composed TV theme songs for The Insider and Entertainment Tonight. He sang Long Way Around for an action film Fire Down Below, starring Steven Seagal.

He also recorded a song One Last Goodbye for a comedy film The Banger Sisters in 2002. He co-wrote songs for the band, Bon Jovi Like You Give Love a Bad Name, Livin' on a Prayer and many more. His solo credits include Undiscovered Soul (1998), Stranger in this Town (1991) and Aftermath of the Lowdown (2012), Ballad of the Youth. Sambora has been an active Philanthropist. He has been a fund raiser for several charities like Steve Young Forever Young Foundation and Dream Street. He released his most successful third solo album Slippery When Wet.

The fan favorite Richie has 169,220 followers on Twitter. He has 63.4k followers on Instagram. He has 386,771 likes and 371,348 followers on Facebook. Sambora has earned a Net worth of around $65 million.