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Happy birthday, Richie Sambora

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Richie Sambora performs with Bon Jovi at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, March 13, 2013

Richie Sambora performs with Bon Jovi at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, March 13, 2013

Happy birthday, Richie Sambora...
Born Richard Stephen Sambora on July 11 1959 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (US), Richie Sambora is a rock guitarist, producer, singer and songwriter who is mostly known as the longtime lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi.
He began playing the guitar at the age of 12 following the death of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix in 1970.
From his early days Sambora was strongly influenced by blues and 60s rock n' roll. His most important influences were The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, George Harrison, and Joe Kmiecik.
Before joining Bon Jovi, he was a guitarist for the band Message, and with that band he gave out a record, which was re-released in 1995 under the name Message, and in 2000 under the name Lessons.
In 1983, Sambora went to a show and, after being impressed by Jon Bon Jovi, approached him and informed him that he thought they should work together.
Soon after, Bon Jovi added Sambora to replace original lead guitarist Dave Sabo.
He and frontman Jon Bon Jovi form the primary songwriting unit of the band.
So far, Bon Jovi (Jon Bon Jovi: lead vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar (1983–present), David Bryan : keyboards, piano, backing vocals (1983–present), Tico Torres : drums, percussion (1983–present), Richie Sambora : lead guitar, backing vocals (1983–present), Alec John Such : bass, backing vocals (1983–1994), Hugh McDonald : bass, backing vocals (1994–present)) has released 12 studio albums, plus three compilations and two live albums. They are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 130 million records worldwide.
After more than 30 years of a close collaboration, 2,700 concerts performed in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans, on 2 April 2013, Richie Sambora departed the band's ongoing tour for unspecified "personal reasons". Phil X replaced him for the remainder of the tour.
It was rumoured that  Sambora had been fired but both Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi later denied the claim.
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.
Past fifteen years, Sambora knows some problems with alcohol and followed several treatments against this addicton.
Sambora has been known to use a wide variety of equipment throughout his career. He has an extensive guitar collection, featuring more than 120 instruments.
To conclude, we wish a happy birthday and years of rock to Richie Sambora!

Richie Sambora - Aftermath of the Lowdown is Richie Sambora's third solo album which was released on September 18, 2012

Richie Sambora - Aftermath of the Lowdown is Richie Sambora's third solo album which was released on September 18, 2012

Richie Sambora - Aftermath of the Lowdown is Richie Sambora's third solo album which was released on September 18, 2012

Richie Sambora - Aftermath of the Lowdown is Richie Sambora's third solo album which was released on September 18, 2012

[french version:
Joyeux anniversaire, Richie Sambora ...
Né Richard Stephen Sambora le 11 Juillet 1959 à Perth Amboy, New Jersey (États-Unis), Richie Sambora est un guitariste de rock, producteur, chanteur et auteur-compositeur, plus connu en tant que guitariste de longue date du groupe de rock Bon Jovi.
Il a commencé à jouer de la guitare à l'âge de 12 ans après la mort du légendaire guitariste Jimi Hendrix en 1970.
Depuis ses débuts Sambora a été fortement influencé par le blues et le rock and roll des années 60. Ses influences les plus importantes étaient les Beatles, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, George Harrison et Joe Kmiecik.
Avant de rejoindre Bon Jovi, il a été guitariste du groupe Message, avec lequel il a sorti un album, réédité en 1995 sous le nom de Message, et en 2000 sous le nom de Lessons.
En 1983, Sambora est allé à un concert de Bon Jovi et, très impressionné, après la prestation, il s'approcha de Jon Bon Jovi et lui fit savoir qu'il pensait qu'ils devraient travailler ensemble.
Peu de temps après, Bon Jovi a recruté Sambora pour remplacer le guitariste original Dave Sabo.
Lui et le chanteur Jon Bon Jovi ont formé le noyau créateur du groupe.
Jusqu'à présent, Bon Jovi (Jon Bon Jovi : chanteur, guitare rythmique, guitare acoustique (1983 - présent), David Bryan : claviers, piano, choeurs (depuis 1983), Tico Torres : batterie, percussions (1983 - présent), Richie Sambora : lead guitar, choeurs (1983 - présent), Alec John Such : basse, choeurs (1983-1994), Hugh McDonald : basse, choeurs (depuis 1994)) a publié 12 albums studio, trois compilations et deux albums live. Ils sont l'un des groupes qui vendent le plus de disques dans le monde de tous les temps, avec plus de 130 millions d'albums vendus dans le monde.
Après plus de 30 ans d'une collaboration étroite, 2700 concerts effectués dans plus de 50 pays pour plus de 34 millions de fans, le 2 Avril 2013, Richie Sambora a quitté la tournée en cours pour "raisons personnelles" et sans plus d'explication. Phil X l'a remplacé pour le reste de la tournée.
Il a été dit que Sambora avait été renvoyé mais plus tard, Sambora et Jon Bon Jovi ont tout deux réfuté cette hypothèse.
Richie Sambora a également publié trois albums solo : Stranger In This Town en 1991, Undiscovered Soul en 1998, et son troisième, Aftermath of the Lowdown est sorti en Septembre 2012.
Depuis une quinzaine d'années, Sambora connait quelques problèmes avec l'alcool et a suivit plusieurs traitements contre cette addicton.
Sambora est connu pour utiliser une grande variété d'instruments tout au long de sa carrière. Il possède une collection de guitares importante qui comprend plus de 120 instruments.
Pour conclure, nous souhaitons un joyeux anniversaire et des années de rock à Richie Sambora !]

Richie Sambora - Aftermath of the Lowdown is Richie Sambora's third solo album which was released on September 18, 2012

Richie Sambora - Aftermath of the Lowdown is Richie Sambora's third solo album which was released on September 18, 2012

Richie Sambora - 2006

Richie Sambora - 2006

Richie Sambora - 1991

Richie Sambora - 1991

Richie Sambora

Richie Sambora

Richie Sambora - 1990 - Bon Jovi - Wembley Arena

Richie Sambora - 1990 - Bon Jovi - Wembley Arena

Richie Sambora - 1989 - Bon Jovi

Richie Sambora - 1989 - Bon Jovi

Richie Sambora - 1989 - Bon Jovi - credit: Getty Images

Richie Sambora - 1989 - Bon Jovi - credit: Getty Images

Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) and Joe Elliot (Def Leppard) in 1989

Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) and Joe Elliot (Def Leppard) in 1989

Richie Sambora and Alice Cooper in Metalshop Magazine issue November 1989

Richie Sambora and Alice Cooper in Metalshop Magazine issue November 1989

Richie Sambora with Cher, whom he dated  from 1989-90

Richie Sambora with Cher, whom he dated from 1989-90

Richie Sambora - Childhood

Richie Sambora - Childhood

Richie Sambora - Childhood

Richie Sambora - Childhood

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