Richard “Richie” Supa (born Richard Goodman in Massapequa Park, New York) is an American songwriter and guitarist best known for his work with Aerosmith and Richie Sambora.
Richard Supa released several albums under his own name, including Supa’s Jamboree (1971, Paramount 6009), Homespun (1972, Paramount PAS 6027), Lifelines (1976, Epic PE34277) and Tall Tales (1978, Polydor PD-1-6155). Richard’s song “Stone County Wanted Man”, which appeared on the Supa’s Jamboree album, was recorded by Johnny Winter for his Saints & Sinners album.
A longtime friend of Aerosmith, he has made a number of musical contributions to the band and has offered moral support. He temporarily replaced Joe Perry when he left the band in 1979 until a replacement was found. Additionally, he helped co-write several songs, including the hits “Chip Away the Stone” (1978), “Lightning Strikes” (1982), “Amazing” (1993) and “Pink” (1997), among others.
Supa co-wrote most of the songs on Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora’s second solo album Undiscovered Soul. He also wrote the song “Misery” for the album Missundaztood by Pink, on which Aerosmith’s singer Steven Tyler features and Sambora also collaborated and co-wrote the song “My Interpretation”,”Your Sympathy” and “Instant Martyr” from Mika‘s debut album Life in Cartoon Motion. He also co-wrote “Back on Earth” for singer Ozzy Osbourne.
Supa is now the Director of Creative Recovery at Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center where he uses music to help addicts in recovery.