Guitarist, singer, songwriter and former member of Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, is 59 on the 11th of July.
Before becoming the lead guitarist in Bon Jovi, Richie played in the bands Message and Mercy.
He joined Bon Jovi in 1983 after unsuccessfully auditioning to join Kiss when Ace Frehley left.
The band's first abum 7800 Degrees Fahrenhait just missed the Top 40 but the single Runaway scraped into the charts.
In 1986 the band's second album Slippery When Wet exploded with hits like Living On A Prayer, You Give Love A Bad Name and Wanted Dead or Alive.
During the rest of the 80's and through the 90's the band had further success with singles like Bad Medicine, Bed Of Roses and Always.
Richie released his first solo album Stranger In Town in 1991 and his second Undiscovered Soul in 1998.
Bon Jovi had further hits in the 2000's including It's My Life and Have A Nice Day.
Richie had spent many years recording and touring the world with the band and he decided the leave in 2013.
Since then he has been in a relationship with Aussie guitarist Orianthi and the two have recorded and toured extensively.
Earlier this year Bon Jovi were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Richie joined his former band mates to accept the accolade and perform.