1935 : Sonny Bono Born in Detroit

February 16, 2024 all-day

Photo of Sonny and Cher, 1971,  courtesy of the Wikipedia Commons

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.

Source :

Detroit Historical Society Facebook Page

I Got You Babe (1965)