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Sonny Bono

1935 - 1998

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Salvatore Phillip "Sonny" Bono (; February 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998) was an American singer, songwriter, actor, and politician who came to fame in partnership with his second wife Cher as the popular singing duo Sonny & Cher. A member of the Republican Party, Bono served as the 16th mayor of Palm Springs, California, from 1988 to 1992, and served as the U.S. representative for California's 44th district 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 8,583,879 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Sonny Bono is the 255th most popular singer (down from 236th in 2019), the 1,673rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,549th in 2019) and the 81st most popular American Singer.

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  • 34

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  • 2.95

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  • 4.34

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Sonny Bono ranks 255 out of 3,528Before him are Rashid Behbudov, John Fogerty, Lucia Popp, Elza Soares, Barbara, and Kim Wilde. After him are Johnny Logan, Hank Williams, Teresa Berganza, Corry Brokken, Fabrizio De André, and Mylène Farmer.

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Among people born in 1935, Sonny Bono ranks 69Before him are Akira Kitaguchi, Maj Sjöwall, Elsa Martinelli, John G. Avildsen, Monique Wittig, and Lee Remick. After him are Floyd Patterson, Kurt Westergaard, Zhelyu Zhelev, Bent Larsen, Seiji Ozawa, and António Ramalho Eanes. Among people deceased in 1998, Sonny Bono ranks 52Before him are James Earl Ray, Cozy Powell, Tameo Ide, Maurice Bucaille, Verner Panton, and Wolf Vostell. After him are Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, Benjamin Spock, Kurt Franz, Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, Martin Rodbell, and Roddy McDowall.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sonny Bono ranks 1,673 out of 18,182Before him are Lee Remick (1935), Ornette Coleman (1930), William C. Durant (1861), Temple Grandin (1947), Matthew Perry (1969), and Jennifer Grey (1960). After him are Kenneth G. Wilson (1936), Gary Busey (1944), Lillian Asplund (1906), Kenneth Waltz (1924), Kathleen Turner (1954), and Grace Zabriskie (1941).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Sonny Bono ranks 81Before him are Anthony Kiedis (1962), Beyoncé (1981), Kim Carnes (1945), Bessie Smith (1894), Eazy-E (1964), and John Fogerty (1945). After him are Hank Williams (1923), Jessye Norman (1945), Mahalia Jackson (1911), Cab Calloway (1907), Axl Rose (1962), and Sammy Davis Jr. (1925).