If he had agreed to just disband Cher Enterprises and start all over again, I would have never ever left.
Just split it down the middle, 50–50.”Cher is an American singer and actress who got her start as half of Sonny and Cher in the 1960s.
I can get pretty wrapped up in the dramatic hysteria.”“[My sons] are both very talented, both very artistic, and they are good children. You’re not going to church to find these people.”“[Sonny] hurt me in so many ways, but there was something.
Sonny was a great parent for a young child—even like 12, 13. He was the nicest person, even when he was doing drugs.
Under the Atco label, the duo scored a monumental chart-topper in 1965 with "I Got You Babe." Sonny and Cher had a countercultural persona with distinctive bohemian stylings and continued to release popular singles, as seen with “Baby Don’t Go,” the socially-aware “The Beat Goes On,” “Little Man” and “What Now My Love.” Cher had also signed to Imperial as a solo artist.
After releases such as Bob Dylan’s “All I Really Want to Do” and “Where Do You Go,” she had her first top 5 solo single with “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down).” Yet by the end of the decade the hits had stopped coming for Sonny and Cher, and the duo faced major financial difficulties due to IRS debt.
”There was no future for us because she has that constant paranoia of (my) going back to alcohol,” he said.
Cher soon found solace in the arms of Kiss’ Gene Simmons, but she lamented her tormented marriage to Allman in the 1979 single ”My Song.” As she performed it in concert, wailing that her man would never get to know his own son, Elijah Blue romped and smiled on giant screens looming behind her.
They were on the verge of divorce when he learned she was pregnant with their son Elijah, but the marriage eventually did end.
This in turn led to the launch of their own variety program in 1971, the Emmy-nominated But behind-the-scene tensions were high, and Cher would later describe Sonny as being a rigid, controlling entity when it came to business.
The couple divorced the following year, and Cher had her own Emmy-nominated self-titled TV show which ran from 1975-76.
Cher left high school at 16 and moved to Hollywood.
She reputedly met Salvatore “Sonny” Bono, who was a protégé of iconic producer Phil Spector, at a coffee shop.