The Most Iconic Celebrity Pairs Who Defined The '60s and '70s

CULTURE | May 23, 2023

Sonny and Cher

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Sonny Bono, a multi-talented songwriter and performer, first encountered the enchanting Cherilyn Sarkisian, a young woman with a voice as distinctive as her raven-haired beauty, in a Los Angeles coffee shop. As their love grew, so did their musical collaboration, their chemistry palpable in every note they sang together. Their chart-topping hits like "I Got You Babe" and "The Beat Goes On" resonated with fans, who couldn't get enough of the couple's enchanting harmonies. Cher's bold, bohemian style and Sonny's groovy, eclectic wardrobe became the epitome of 1960s and 1970s fashion, turning heads and setting trends wherever they went. In 1971, they ventured into television with their own variety show, "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour," which showcased their undeniable chemistry, quick wit, and irresistible charm. The show was a hit, further cementing their status as America's sweethearts and solidifying their place in the hearts of fans across the nation. But behind the scenes, Sonny and Cher's relationship began to unravel. Their once-strong bond weakened by the pressures of fame and creative differences, the couple ultimately divorced in 1975, marking the end of an era.

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