Sonny Bono

Long before she was a successful solo act, Cher was half of Sonny and Cher.

Perhaps no married couple in music was popular in the mid-’60s as Sonny and Cher. Sonny Bono wrote hit songs like I’ve Got You, Babe and The Beat Goes On,

Eventually, they even had their own television variety show.

Sonny and Cher went their separate ways in the early ’70s. Sonny became interested in politics, and bwas elected mayor of Palm Springs, California in 1988. And he was elected to Congress in 1992.

I met him in 1991, when he wrote a memoir.

So here now, from 1991, Sonny Bono:

Sonny Bono died in a skiing accident in 1998 at the age of 62