Richie Sambora

  • Birth Name: Richard Stephen Sambora
  • Birth Place: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States
  • Profession: Musician, Songwriter
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Fast Facts

  • Got his first guitar at age 12; also plays piano, bass, drums, trumpet, saxophone and accordion.
  • Says he played in 30-40 bands before joining Bon Jovi.
  • Received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Kean University in 2004.
  • Was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009.
  • Cocreated the clothing line White Trash Beautiful with designer Nikki Lund in 2010.


  • 2006, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Winner
  • 2008, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Winner
  • 2006, Grammy — Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: Winner
  • 2008, CMT Music Awards — Group Video of the Year: Nominee


  • Joan Sambora — Mother
  • Ava Elizabeth Sambora — Daughter
  • Denise Richards — Ex-significant Other
  • Cher — Ex-significant Other
  • Heather Locklear — Ex-wife
  • Adam Sambora — Father


  • Attended Kean University, Union, New Jersey, United States

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