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Richie Sambora

Musician & Longtime Lead Guitarist of the Rock Band Bon Jovi

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 Richie Sambora Biography

Richie knew very early in life that he wanted to be a musician. First he learned to play saxophon, accordion, trumpet and piano. After he heard Eric Clapton for the first time, when he was 12 years old, he started to play the guitar. He said: "Basically, the first time I heard an Eric Clapton record and the fact that he made the guitar talk so that he was communicating without speaking made me want to try it!". Richie started playing in bands 3 years later. The first band he played with was "Rebel", other bands that followed were: Mercy, Duke Williams & The Extremes, The Message, The Next, Hook.

Richie's inspirations for his music have been the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin and Johnny Winter.

He joined Bon Jovi in 1983, he saw Jon's act on stage at a concert to promote WAPT's compilation ( where "Runaway" was featured ) and expressed an interest in joining the band: "I said I had a lot of songs and I had a knowledge of making records, and that guitar player (Jon's neighbour and future Skid Row's guitarist Dave Sabo) was very good, but he was very young... The band was kicking and I was the missing piece". The band's debut album was released on Mercury Records one year later.

Sambora has co-written four No. 1 hit singles, 20 Top 10 singles and nearly 40 Top 40 singles.

In 1991 he dated Cher for a while, a relationship that did not last long but was the first one he had in a very long time. In that same year he released his first solo album, Stranger in This Town, on Jambco Records, a mix of blues and rock that shows his diversity as guitar player and as a composer as well. To make a solo album was a dream of him since he was a little boy. He had to do his own thing, show what he couldn't show in the band. He used about 45 guitars and 25 amps in the studio sessions.

He met Heather in early 1994 through a mutual friend and they were married before the end of the year. Their daughter Ava, whom he adores, was born 3 years later.

On October 21th, 1996, Richie launched the CD-ROM Richie Sambora Interactive Guitar for those people that wanted to learn how to play the guitar or to know more about his life.

Undiscovered Soul, his second solo effort, was released on Mercury in 1998. Recorded in Los Angeles, on the Ocean Way Studios e Chomsky Ranch in the end of 1997, containing 12 songs and produced by the renomed Don Was (Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Elton John). Undiscovered Soul shows his qualities as a composer.

Beside his steady gig with Bon Jovi, Sambora has collaborated with writer Desmond Child and recorded the title track, "Guitar Man", for Les Paul's album, an unsurpassable honor for a guitarist. Sambora and his music were also featured in promos for Fox-TV's popular Wednesday night line-up during the 1997 February sweeps. In addition, Sambora has composed songs for the movie soundtracks of "Ford Fairlane", "Days of Thunder" and Zalman King's "Red Shoe Diaries."

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Richie Sambora

Musician & Longtime Lead Guitarist of the Rock Band Bon Jovi

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Richie Sambora Biography

Richie knew very early in life that he wanted to be a musician. First he learned to play saxophon, accordion, trumpet and piano. After he heard Eric Clapton for the first time, when he was 12 years old, he started to play the guitar. He said: "Basically, the first time I heard an Eric Clapton record and the fact that he made the guitar talk so that he was communicating without speaking made me want to try it!". Richie started playing in bands 3 years later. The first band he played with was "Rebel", other bands that followed were: Mercy, Duke Williams & The Extremes, The Message, The Next, Hook.

Richie's inspirations for his music have been the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin and Johnny Winter.

He joined Bon Jovi in 1983, he saw Jon's act on stage at a concert to promote WAPT's compilation ( where "Runaway" was featured ) and expressed an interest in joining the band: "I said I had a lot of songs and I had a knowledge of making records, and that guitar player (Jon's neighbour and future Skid Row's guitarist Dave Sabo) was very good, but he was very young... The band was kicking and I was the missing piece". The band's debut album was released on Mercury Records one year later.

Sambora has co-written four No. 1 hit singles, 20 Top 10 singles and nearly 40 Top 40 singles.

In 1991 he dated Cher for a while, a relationship that did not last long but was the first one he had in a very long time. In that same year he released his first solo album, Stranger in This Town, on Jambco Records, a mix of blues and rock that shows his diversity as guitar player and as a composer as well. To make a solo album was a dream of him since he was a little boy. He had to do his own thing, show what he couldn't show in the band. He used about 45 guitars and 25 amps in the studio sessions.

He met Heather in early 1994 through a mutual friend and they were married before the end of the year. Their daughter Ava, whom he adores, was born 3 years later.

On October 21th, 1996, Richie launched the CD-ROM Richie Sambora Interactive Guitar for those people that wanted to learn how to play the guitar or to know more about his life.

Undiscovered Soul, his second solo effort, was released on Mercury in 1998. Recorded in Los Angeles, on the Ocean Way Studios e Chomsky Ranch in the end of 1997, containing 12 songs and produced by the renomed Don Was (Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Elton John). Undiscovered Soul shows his qualities as a composer.

Beside his steady gig with Bon Jovi, Sambora has collaborated with writer Desmond Child and recorded the title track, "Guitar Man", for Les Paul's album, an unsurpassable honor for a guitarist. Sambora and his music were also featured in promos for Fox-TV's popular Wednesday night line-up during the 1997 February sweeps. In addition, Sambora has composed songs for the movie soundtracks of "Ford Fairlane", "Days of Thunder" and Zalman King's "Red Shoe Diaries."

Richie Sambora Videos

  • Richie Sambora - These Days (Bon Jovi)
    Mix - Richie Sambora - These Days (Bon Jovi)YouTube. 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame BON JOVI Complete Induction Speech - Duration: ...
  • Richie Sambora & Bob Rock with Norm at Richie's Home Studio ...
    Norm visits Richie Sambora and Bob Rock while they're recording at Richie's home studio! They have loads of great new songs, and Richie, ...

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  • How to book Richie Sambora?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Richie Sambora for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Richie Sambora, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Richie Sambora or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Richie Sambora?

    Booking fees for Richie Sambora, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Richie Sambora, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Richie Sambora?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Richie Sambora for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Richie Sambora for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Richie Sambora or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Richie Sambora or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Richie Sambora is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Richie Sambora for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Richie Sambora generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tommy Lee, Ryan Murphy, Sasha, Greg Holden and Colin Meloy. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Richie Sambora for an upcoming event.

Richie Sambora Speaker Videos

  • Richie Sambora - These Days (Bon Jovi)
    Mix - Richie Sambora - These Days (Bon Jovi)YouTube. 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame BON JOVI Complete Induction Speech - Duration: ...
    Richie Sambora & Bob Rock with Norm at Richie's Home Studio ...
    Norm visits Richie Sambora and Bob Rock while they're recording at Richie's home studio! They have loads of great new songs, and Richie, ...

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