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Richie Sambora

Male
Born Jul 11, 1959
Age 56
Hometown City of Perth Amb...
Height 6' (183 cm)
Weight 213 lbs (96.6 kg)...
Nationality American
Alma Mater Honorary Doctorat...
High School Woodbridge High S...

Richard Stephen "Richie" Sambora is an American rock guitarist, producer, musician, singer, and songwriter who is the longtime lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi. He and frontman Jon Bon Jovi form the primary songwriting unit of the band. He has also released three solo albums: Stranger in This Town in 1991, Undiscovered Soul in 1998, and his third, Aftermath of the Lowdown was released in September 2012.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1959 Birth Born on July 11, 1959.
1970 10 Years Old He began playing the guitar at the age of 12 following the death of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix in 1970. … Read More

TWENTIES

1983 23 Years Old …  Shortly before joining Bon Jovi in 1983, he auditioned for KISS, to be Ace Frehley's replacement. … Read More
1987 27 Years Old From 1987 to 1988, he dated model/actress Stacey Alden (Lehua Reid). … Read More
1988 28 Years Old In 1988, Sambora dated Brat Pack actress Ally Sheedy. … Read More
1989 29 Years Old From 1989 to 1992, he dated entertainer/actress Cher, for whom he has also written and produced songs.

THIRTIES

1991 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Sambora's first solo album was 1991's Stranger in This Town, a blues-influenced album that was received well by many critics although commercially a relative flop, some say because the tone of the record was not appealing to Bon Jovi fans. … Read More
1994 35 Years Old Sambora married actress Heather Locklear in Paris on December 17, 1994. Daughter Ava Elizabeth Sambora was born in 1997. Locklear filed for divorce in February 2006 citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized on April 11, 2007. … Read More
1998 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Undiscovered Soul was Sambora's second solo album, released in 1998. … Read More

FORTIES

1999 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999, Sambora was a guest vocalist on the Stuart Smith album Stuart Smith's Heaven & Earth, performing a cover of Deep Purple song "When a Blind Man Cries".
2001 42 Years Old His guitar work featured on the track "Misery" on Pink's 2001 album Missundaztood with Steven Tyler.
2004 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Sanctuary Records released a self-titled album which had been recorded in 1978 by Shark Frenzy, documenting Sambora's first recorded material. … Read More
2006 47 Years Old After Heather Locklear filed for divorce in February 2006, Sambora began to date actress Denise Richards. Their relationship lasted a year. However, they rekindled their romance in 2011. They broke up again in 2012. … Read More
2007 48 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 7, 2007, it was announced that Sambora was entering an "undisclosed rehab facility in Los Angeles" for treatment related to alcoholism. … Read More
2008 49 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 26, 2008, Sambora was arrested for drunk driving in Laguna Beach, California. … Read More

FIFTIES

2009 50 Years Old 1 More Event
Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 18, 2009.
2012 53 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 7, 2012, Sambora was recognised by the Midnight Mission charity for his work, dedication, and support to their cause, with the Golden Heart Award. … Read More
…  It was retired from touring after the Stranger In This Town tour but remained with Richie and was in his guitar rack on his 2014 solo tour. … Read More
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