1965: Sonny and Cher

Main article: Sonny and Cher
Salvatore Phillip Bono.
Sonny Bono worked at the time with producer Phil Spector at Gold Star Studios in Hollywood. Through Sonny, Cher enters the musical field recording demos, singing in choirs and participating in various Spector recordings for artists like The Righteous Brothers and Darlene Love. Spector saw the potential that had Cher’s voice and no doubt to launch the music scene. Under the stage name Bonnie Jo Mason, Cher released her first single in 1964 called Ringo, I Love You, dedicated to Ringo Starr, without success. Spector’s efforts did not stop and decided to join Sonny Cher under the stage name Caesar and Cleo, releasing the single “The Letter” that also failed.
In early 1965 decided to relaunch under the name “Sonny and Cher” and his first studio album, Look At Us, which was a bestseller in the U.S. and European markets. From this album came the single “I Got You Babe” which became a worldwide success reaching 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. In this success was followed by singles “Baby Do not Go”, Just You “” But You’re Mine, “” Little Man “and finally” The Beat Goes On “.
That same year the duo appears on entertainment programs like The Ed Sullivan Show, American Bandstand, Top of the Pops, Ready Steady Go! and Shindig!. Cher icon stands out as modern popular for his flamboyant dress and Sonny and Cher soon became a hippie icon. Cher parallel launches her debut solo album entitled All I Really Want To Do, which was much appreciated, and reached 16 Billboard 200. The single self-titled album is a reversion to the Bob Dylan song of the same title and reached the 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1966 he released his second solo album entitled The Sonny Side of Cher, who was a great success in the UK, this album came the singles “Where Do You Go” and “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” (both composed and produced by Sonny Bono). This last song was a huge hit in America, becoming the most successful single by Cher in the 60s. In 1966 Cher released her first self-titled album that, while not as successful as previous ones, including the single “Sunny”, I occupy the first places in the UK charts. The following year released a new studio album called Backstage, but was a commercial failure.