Richie Sambora is a musician and songwriter who is best known for his long-time role as lead guitarist of American rock band, Bon Jovi. Some of this group’s biggest hits include “Livin’ on a Prayer, “You Give Love a Bad Name”, “I’ll Be There for You”, “Bad Medicine”, “Always”, and today’s attached song link.

In 2018, Sambora left the band (for personal reasons) and was replaced by Canadian guitarist, Phil X. In 2018 (as a member of Bon Jovi), he was officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

On this very day, July 11th 1959, Richie Sambora was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. In celebration of his birthday, exactly 65 years ago today, I’ve chosen a power ballad that features some gripping guitar riffs. From the album, “Slippery When Wet”, here’s Bon Jovi featuring today’s birthday boy, RICHIE SAMBORA, with “WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE”….