Sonny Bono
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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Sonny Bono who was born in Michigan on February 16, 1935 and passed away on January 08, 1998 at the age of 62. We will remember him forever.

Sonny helping passengers in
a bus wreck in Palm Springs.

Early Bio:
SONNY --In 1954 Sonny moves to Los Angelos, California. He gets a job at Douglas Aircraft; and then at Specialty Records as a record packer. He writes a song called "Highschool Dance"(note: good song!). It is put onto the flip side of the hit record, "Short Fat Fanny" sung by Larry Williams. He writes other songs with some success, including "Koko Joe" sung by The Righteous Brothers. He also records/sings under the following names, Don Christy, Sonny Christie and Ronny Sommers. In 1962 Sonny co-writes the song "Needles and Pins" with Jack Nitzsche which is recorded by Jackie DeShannon. Sonny Bono works as a promoter in record sales for producer Phil Spector.

CHER --In 1962 Cherilyn meets Sonny in a Coffee shop. Sonny introduces her to producer Phil Spector; and she gets a job as back up singer for the Ronettes.

SONNY AND CHER --By 1963, they begin to sing together under the names of Caesar and Cleo. They marry in 1964. They release two Caesar and Cleo singles under the Reprise label -- "Baby Don't Go" and "Love is Strange". In 1965 they begin to use their own names--Sonny and Cher. They sign a contract with Atlantic Records and release"I Got You Babe", written and produced by Sonny.
Early Songs / Records:
1965(now singing as Sonny and Cher):I Got You Babe (Certified Gold), Laugh at Me (#10Sonny), Look at Us (Certified Gold Album), Baby Don't Go(#8), Just You(#20), All I Really Want To Do (Cher produced by Sonny), But You're Mine(#15), The Letter(#75), The Revolution Kind (Sonny #70);1966:What Now My Love(#16), Have I Stayed Too Long(#49), The Wonderous World of Sonny and Cher (#34 Album), Little Man(#21 Sonny), Living For You (#87)1967:The Beat Goes On (#6), A Beautiful Story(#53), Plastic Man(#74), It's The Little Things (#50), The Best of Sonny and Cher(#23 Album)1968:Good Combination(#56)1971:All I Ever Need Is You (#7), Sonny and Cher Live(Certified Gold Album) 1972:A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done(#8), All I Ever Need Is You (Certified Gold), When You Say Love(#32)1973:Mama Was A Rock And Roll Singer, Papa Used To Write All Her Songs(#77).

I really enjoyed adding to this website, I grabbed some images from some different sites, if they are your creation please take credit, if you would like to use mine, feel free.  I just love chering with Sonny's Angel Friends!!!
Tributes and Condolences
Will always be remembered   / Ollie Howell (fan admirer )
Sonny you will always be remembered with such love and affection time has gone so quickly but you are there forever in our thoughts.
Son! :(   / Betina Nelz (Fan! ;) )
Such a great person! He knew what should be done on the right time and with the right person. He will always be here with us and will always be remembered!

I love you Sonny Bonaparte! :)
Sonny will always be rememered   / Ollie Howell (admirer)
Sonny will always be remembered for what he achieved  and never gave up to achieve it. He had great insight of what he wanted and worked hard to get it          You are the best Sonny
RIP Sonny   / Josie Cane (FAN)
Love Sonny and I've been thinking about him much today on this 10th anniversary of his death.  I also posted my tribute on I think more people are aware of that site I didn't know this one existed, since i'm not really a die hard...  Continue >>
Love Ya Sonny   / Sunshine (Fan)
Sonny you're such a sweetie, why is it all the good ones go first? You're always in my heart!
You'll Always Be In My Heart  / Bennietta Cox (Admirer)    Read >>
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