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February 16, 2023 all-day
On February 16, 1935, Salvatore “Sonny” Bono of “Sonny and Cher” fame was born in Detroit to Italian immigrant parents.
Bono’s “I Got You Babe,” released in 1965, one year after his marriage to Cherilyn La Pierre (Cher), left the singing duo a national success story. After music and divorce, Bono entered politics and served as mayor of Palm Springs, California. He died in a skiing accident in January 1998.
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I Got You Babe (1965)