You better sit down kids….. Sonny Bono (Sonny & Cher and not Bono from U2) would…
Written by megarock on February 16, 2018
You better sit down kids….. Sonny Bono (Sonny & Cher and not Bono from U2) would have turned 83 years old today. Sonny was a record promo guy, a songwriter who worked for Phil Spector, a singer who launched the career of his 2nd wife Cher and later got into politics. And of course there was the whole Sonny & Cher thing.
He and Cher had a very successful TV show in the late 60 and into the 70’s and had numerous hits together. He is also the Godfather to Anthony Kiedis, the frontman for the Red Hot Chile Peppers.
Sonny was killed in a skiing accident on Jan. 5, 1998.
Growing up, we are sure we all knew the words to many of his songs / songs that he sung with Cher. Is there one of those songs that come to mind right away when you hear his name?
Happy Birthday Sonny. RIP And yes, the beat still goes on.