Best of YouTube: Richie Sambora

The Bon Jovi guitar man is 50!


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Richard Stephen Sambora is 50 years old 11 July.

Richie Sambora is famously the guitarist and co-songwriter in Bon Jovi, a talented player and an incurable guitar junkie… he owns over 130 guitars.

But wait - he also plays mandolin, sitar, ukulele, bass, banjo, piano, drums, flute, trumpet, saxophone, accordion, bouzouki and mandocello.

So he loves music. But do you love his music? Here are some of the best clips of Sambora on YouTube.

Happy 50th, Richie. BTW: you give hats a baaaaad name.


Playing and talking about his signature guitars

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw0HGq4vH14&feature=related


From his first solo album, Stranger In This Town

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61eErwuVvWM&feature=related

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Richie visits a guitar museum

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKtr9mhbaDo&feature=PlayList&p=7F0CB521C3063EE1&index=1


A rare solo Sambora instrumental called Ava's Eyes (audio only)

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5XolpCp1-Y

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Livin' On A Prayer, Sambora-style

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zoJNhaWlRo&feature=PlayList&p=28AF508722CAFDB6&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=19


Fan tribute - with Talkbox!

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj9qpm0b0CA