Richard Stephen "Richie" Sambora (born July 11, 1959) is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi for 30 years.Sambora and lead singer Jon Bon Jovi formed the main songwriting unit for the band.
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In support of Undiscovered Soul, Sambora toured Japan, Australia and Europe in the summer of 1998.
The band featured Richie Supa (guitar), Ron Wikso (drums), Kasim Sulton (bass), Tommy Mandel (keyboards), Everett Bradley (percussion; Japan only), Gioia Bruno (percussion; Australia only) and Crystal Taliefero (percussion; Europe only).
Sambora's first solo album was 1991's Stranger in This Town, a blues-influenced album that charted at #36 on The Billboard 200 and #20 on the UK Albums Chart. "One Light Burning" was released as the second single and the album titled track, "Stranger In This Town" as the third which charted at #38 on the Mainstream rock charts.
The lead single, "Ballad Of Youth", reached a high of #63 on the U. Eric Clapton played the lead guitar on the promo single Mr Bluesman, backed by Sambora on acoustic guitars.
He was later in a band, Mercy, which was signed to Led Zeppelin-owned record label Swan Song Records, and then Duke Williams & the Extremes, who were signed to Capricorn Records.