Name:Richard Stephen Sambora.
Nickname:King of swing, Mr.Sambo.
Birthdate: July 11, 1959.
Birthplace: Perth Amboy, NJ.
Grew up in: Woodbridge, NJ.
Hair color: Light Brown.
Eyes color: Light Brown.
Parents: Joan & Adam Sambora.
High School: Woodbridge High School.
Marital status: Married to Heather Locklear December 15, 1994 in Rumson and December 17, 1994 in Paris.
Food: Burguers, sushi & pastes.
Drink: Beer & margarita.
Color: Purple & red.
Hobbies: Basketball, boating, Jetskiing, women & guitar collecting.
Hate: Opera and dance music.
Other bands: Rebel, Mercy, Duke Williams & The Extremes, The Message, Richie Sambora and Friends, The Next, Hook, toured with Joe Cocker.
Other jobs: Male nurse.
Books: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Hunter S. Thompson) and Star Seed (Charles Bukowski)
Influences: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, Page and Paul Rogers.
First disk: Led Zeppelin II.
Film: The Godfather.
Prefered artists: Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, U2, John Lennon.
Actors: Marilyn Monroe and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Instruments played: Guitar, piano, bass, drums, trumpet, saxophone, accordion.
Curiosities and comments:-He started to play the guitar when he was 14.
-He always wanted to be in a rock group just to get women easily.
-He describes himself as a dreamer, a good friend and as a black man in a white body.
-He replaced Dave Sabo (today, Skid Row, guitar-player)who was one of the Bon Jovi original band. He started in September 1983.
Known Couples:-Lehua Reid, not much was never known about her. Now, she speaks about him and what happened and recommended Heather not to marry with him
-Cher, it all started as a friendship and with Jon they wrote her songs and edited some records.
-Ally Sheedy, they say it was a first-sight love. Rumours of marriage were heard but nothing happened.
-Bekka Bramlet, she made the chorus in the L.P. and in the tour of "Stranger in this town", she participated in the clip of the same name. Richie edited a record with her as soloist but then everything finished.
-Claudia Schiffer, only 2 months of going out together. He couldn't bear she couldn't speak English and she got bored of his tours.
-Heather Locklear, today his wife. He met her when she was Tommy Lee's wife (Motley Crue's drummer). They fell in love when she separated in a soccer match organizated by MTV.
Richie has his own fan club, if you want to join it then, write whit an S.A.E to:Strictly Sambora
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