Full Name: Richie Sambora [Richard Stephen Sambora]
Profession: Rock guitarist
Why Famous: Richie Sambora was the lead guitarist for rock band Bon Jovi. He and frontman Jon Bon Jovi formed the primary songwriting unit of the band. Sambora left the band in 2013.
Sambora has also released 3 successful solo albums as a solo artist. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009.
- 1994-12-17 Actress Heather Locklear (33) weds Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora (35) at The American Cathedral in Paris, France
- 2007-04-11 "Dynasty" actress Heather Locklear (45) divorces rock-star Richie Sambora (47) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage
- 1987-08-16 Bon Jovi release their 3rd album "Slippery When Wet" (Billboard's top selling album of 1987)
- 1988-09-19 Bon Jovi release their 4th album "New Jersey" - most top ten hits of any rock/glam metal album (5)