I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher!

By Rebeka Knott

Sonny & Cher were a dynamic, POP, husband and wife duo that took the entertainment world, by storm during the 1960’s & 1970’s. Salvatore Bono (Sonny) met Cherilyn Sarkisian (Cher) in 1962; he was 27 and she was 16.

It wasn’t long before they started recording songs under the name of Sonny & Cher and subsequently released their first successful album, “Look at Us,” in 1965. The No. 1 hit, I Got You Babe, was included in this album.

Ready for the next adventure, the “dynamic” duo quickly jumped on the variety show bandwagon! They hosted variety/entertainment television shows known as, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour and The Sonny & Cher Show.

Following the end of their success as a couple and subsequent parting, Sonny and Cher went on to forge names for themselves as individuals. Cher continued to pursue her infamous music career, enjoying epic success. Sonny, dabbled (again) in acting, ultimately landing in a political career prior to his death in 1998.