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Sonny and Cher were an American rock and roll duo, made up of husband and wife team Sonny Bono and Cher in the 1960s and 1970s. They were the first hippies with mainstream appeal, although Bono's hippiedom may have been for promotional purposes only. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Husband may refer to: the male spouse in a marriage a husband pillow. ... Marriage is a relationship that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ... Sonny Bono Salvatore Phillip Sonny Bono (February 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998) was an American record producer, singer, actor, and politician whose career spanned over three decades. ... Cher on the cover of her album Living Proof Image:CherCher Photo Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946) is an American actress and singer of half Armenian, Scots Irish, and 1/16th Cherokee descent. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

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Sonny and Cher's biggest hit, "I Got You Babe", hit the #1 spot in July 1965. Drumming on it, as he did on so many of the hits in classic rock era, was master session drummer Hal Blaine. The song made a bit of a comeback when it was heavily featured as Bill Murray's wake-up call in the 1993 movie Groundhog Day. I Got You Babe is a 1965 number-one hit single by American rock music duo Sonny and Cher. ... Classic rock was originally conceived as a radio station programming format which evolved from the album oriented rock (AOR) format in the mid-1980s. ... Hal Blaine (born Harold Simon Belsky on February 5, 1929 in Holyoke, Massachusetts) is an American drummer and session musician. ... Bill Murray in Broken Flowers (2005). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Synopsis Groundhog Day is a 1993 comedy film starring Bill Murray as Phil Conners, an egocentric Pittsburgh weatherman who dreads his annual assignment covering Groundhog Day from its birthplace in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. ...


They starred as themselves in the 1967 William Friedkin film Good Times. William Friedkin (born August 29, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois) is a Jewish-American movie and television director, producer, and writer best known for directing The Exorcist and The French Connection in the early 1970s. ...


The couple hosted a number of television series and specials, including The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, which ran from 1971 to 1974, and The Sonny & Cher Show in 1976. Their on-stage banter added to their audience appeal, with Sonny's eagerness and Cher's putdowns. The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour was a variety show which ran on CBS from August 1971 until May 1974. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ...


The marriage and the musical duo ended in 1974, when Bono and Cher were divorced. 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ...


The couple made a surprise impromptu reunion performance in 1987 on NBC's Late Night with David Letterman where they performed their hit song "I Got You Babe". During the performance, Cher appeared to remain resistant to the reunion, while Bono seemed to feel the earnestness of the moment. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NBC, formerly called the National Broadcasting Company, is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Late Night with David Letterman was a nightly hour-long comedy talk show on NBC hosted by David Letterman. ... I Got You Babe is a 1965 number-one hit single by American rock music duo Sonny and Cher. ...


They had a bitter divorce and resented each other for years. But they finally became friends again (Cher even attended the opening of one of Sonny's restaurants). She expressed her great distress when Bono died and credited him as being an influence on her musical career.


Discography

Singles

  • 1964 - "Love Is Strange" US #134
  • 1965 - "I Got You Babe" UK/US #1; Germany #3; Sweden/Canada/Dutch #4; France/Japan #5; Belgian #12
  • 1965 - "The Letter" US # 75; Canada #24
  • 1965 - "Baby Don't Go" Canada #1; Sweden #16; Dutch #20; UK #11; US #8
  • 1965 - "Just You / Sing C'est La Vie" Belgian #1; Canada #15; US #20
  • 1965 - "But You're Mine" UK #17; US #15; Canada #23
  • 1966 - "Have I Stayed Too Long" UK #42; US #49
  • 1966 - "Little Man" France/Sweden/Belgian/Norway/Dutch #1; UK #4; US #21; Germany #2; Canada #6
  • 1966 - "Living For You" UK #44; US #87
  • 1966 - "What Now My Love" US #13
  • 1967 - "The Beat Goes On" UK #29; US #6, France #2; Belgian #5; Dutch #8; Canada #9; Germany #24
  • 1971 - "All I Ever Need Is You" UK #7; US #7; Canada #10; Belgian #20
  • 1972 - "A Cowboys' Work Is Never Done" US #8; Canada #4; Germany #48
  • 1972 - "When You Say Love" US #32
  • 1993 - "I Got You Babe" (re-issue) UK #66

I Got You Babe is a 1965 number-one hit single by American rock music duo Sonny and Cher. ...

Albums

  • Baby Don't Go, 1965
  • Look at Us, 1965
  • Wonderous World of Sonny & Cher, 1966
  • In Case You're in Love, 1967
  • Good Times, 1967
  • Sonny & Cher Live, 1971
  • All I Ever Need Is You, 1972
  • Live in Las Vegas, Vol. 2, 1974
  • Mama Was a Rock'n'Roll Singer, 1974

See also


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Sonny and Cher (1651 words)
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Sonny and Cher were an American rock and roll duo, made up of husband and wife team Sonny Bono and Cher in the 1960s and 1970s.
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour was a variety show that ran on CBS in the United States from August 1971 until May 1974.
Sonny and Cher was an American rock and roll duo, made up of husband and wife team Sonny Bono and Cher in the 60s and 70s.
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