Sonny Bono

1935 - 1998

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Salvatore Phillip "Sonny" Bono (; February 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998) was an American singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and politician who came to fame in partnership with his second wife Cher as the popular singing duo Sonny & Cher. He was mayor of Palm Springs, California, from 1988 to 1992, and the Republican congressman for California's 44th district, elected during the Republican Revolution and serving from 1995 until his death in 1998. The United States Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998, which extended the term of copyright by 20 years, was named in honor of Bono when it was passed by Congress nine months after his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sonny Bono has received more than 6,753,904 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Sonny Bono is the 236th most popular singer (up from 238th in 2019), the 1,550th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,535th in 2019) and the 77th most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Sonny Bono ranks 236 out of 3,541Before him are Robbie Williams, Carole King, Muslim Magomayev, Valery Leontiev, Sezen Aksu, and Dave Gahan. After him are Milva, Fabrizio De André, Johnny Logan, Jacqueline Boyer, Rashid Behbudov, and Axl Rose.

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Among people born in 1935, Sonny Bono ranks 66Before him are Ei-ichi Negishi, Forough Farrokhzad, Pepe, Abdou Diouf, Zhelyu Zhelev, and Bent Larsen. After him are Bobby Morrow, Brian Clough, Masahito, Prince Hitachi, Gene Vincent, Pranab Mukherjee, and Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah. Among people deceased in 1998, Sonny Bono ranks 47Before him are Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, Imi Lichtenfeld, Allan MacLeod Cormack, Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, Cozy Powell, and Tameo Ide. After him are Anne Desclos, Roddy McDowall, Lloyd Bridges, Ernst-Günther Schenck, Kunitaka Sueoka, and Agostino Casaroli.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sonny Bono ranks 1,550 out of 15,968Before him are Avery Brundage (1887), Henry Rollins (1961), Ben Carson (1951), Temple Grandin (1947), Gene Roddenberry (1921), and Thornton Wilder (1897). After him are Michelle Rodriguez (1978), Cybill Shepherd (1950), Lisa Ann (1972), George Davis Snell (1903), Jim Parsons (1973), and Jake Gyllenhaal (1980).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Sonny Bono ranks 77Before him are Tom Morello (1964), Chris Cornell (1964), Bessie Smith (1894), Meat Loaf (1947), John Fogerty (1945), and Carole King (1942). After him are Axl Rose (1962), Lil Wayne (1982), Joey Ramone (1951), Gene Vincent (1935), Phil Ochs (1940), and Connie Francis (1938).