With a duo profession in music and tv that spanned the late Sixties via the mid-’70s, Sonny Bono and Cher exploded for his or her fun-loving music and picture of the proper celeb couple. But behind the scenes, not every thing was because it appeared – regardless of the general public’s perception on the contrary. Check out what really went on within the former lovers’ relationship, what introduced it to an finish, and the way it modified their life afterward.

They met in a restaurant

In 1962, Sonny was 27 and Cher was 16 after they met at a Los Angeles espresso store. Currently within the midst of a cut up from his first spouse, Donna Rankin, Sonny labored as a producer and promoter for the acclaimed Phil Spector.

After assembly Cher, Sonny launched her to Spector and he or she sang as a backup on a variety of Spector-produced songs resembling The Righteous Brothers’ “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” and the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby.”

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