Bono traded on that image professionally for a solid decade, even several years past the point that it was true. After 13 years together as a couple and six years of marriage—the last three for the cameras—Sonny and Cher were legally divorced on June 26, By the time they were divorced, Sonny and Cher were primarily known as television stars thanks to their hugely successful NBC variety show, but their romantic and professional relationships started in the Southern California music industry in the early s. By , they were starring in a top television program built around that act that would run off and on, in various incarnations, until Two years later, they would be living in separate homes and with new romantic partners, but it was not until two years after that that their split became public and their divorce final on June 26, But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us! June 26, marks a major milestone for civil rights in the United States, as the Supreme Court announces its decision in Obergefell v. By one vote, the court rules that same-sex marriage cannot be banned in the United States and that all same-sex marriages Although the Confederates sustained heavy losses and did not succeed in
Sonny & Cher Through the Years
The couple's career as a duo ended in following their divorce. In the decade they spent together, Sonny and Cher sold over 40 million records worldwide. Performing under her first name, Cher went on to a highly successful career as a solo singer and actress, while Sonny Bono was eventually elected to Congress as a Republican U. Representative from California. The two performers were inducted to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in , following Sonny's death in a skiing accident. In the composition by Darlene Love, the listener can clearly hear Cher and Sonny close to the mic along with Love, who recorded her own backing vocals. With Bono continuing to write, arrange and produce the songs, the couple's first incarnation was as the duo "Caesar and Cleo". The duo released their first album Look at Us in the summer of On their first album Bono also displayed his political interest long before running for Congress in the lyrics of the song, "The Revolution Kind". The couple also traveled and performed around the world, and tickets were some of the hottest at the time.
It was released on July 9, and by Aug. The song stayed at the top spot on the charts for three weeks. The singing couple had been together since when Cher was 16 and Sonny was Their friendship eventually blossomed into a romantic relationship. They married in — same year as their daughter, Chastity was born. Chastity transitioned to male and is now Chaz Bono. According to biography. Sonny and Cher at London Airport in
Journalist Benjamin Svetkey allowed us access to hours of unedited audio from his interview with Cher and we were faced with the daunting task of whittling that down to a five-minute episode. Sonny and Cher met in She was a year-old high-school dropout who wanted to be a star and he was 28 and an assistant to record producer Phil Spector. Together they rode a wave of hits to pop stardom. Along they way they married and had a daughter named Chastity, born in He could be tough, though. He could just be real tough in that kind of horrible, tough Sicilian way. That was my problem. Let us drop a new contract, make it fifty-fifty. The divorce proceedings were ugly; she accused Sonny of withholding her fair share of earnings and he took her to court for custody of Chastity.