Sonny Bono

1935 - 1998

Sonny Bono

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 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 5,505,729 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 237th most popular singer.

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  • 5.5M

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  • 57.45

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  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.88

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.33

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Sonny Bono ranks 237 out of 3,001Before him are Beyoncé, Tarkan, Sade, Chris Cornell, Frida Boccara, and Van Morrison. After him are Lil Wayne, Gene Vincent, Lucia Popp, Teresa Berganza, Gianni Morandi, and Glenn Hughes.

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Among people born in 1935, Sonny Bono ranks 68Before him are Elsa Martinelli, Ken Kercheval, Ron Paul, Bent Larsen, Charles Duke, and Roger B. Chaffee. After him are Floyd Patterson, Gene Vincent, Forough Farrokhzad, António Ramalho Eanes, Satoshi Ōmura, and Toni Sailer. Among people deceased in 1998, Sonny Bono ranks 51Before him are Martha Gellhorn, Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, Maria Reiche, Maurice Bucaille, Cozy Powell, and Benjamin Spock. After him are Vasily Arkhipov, Kurt Franz, Verner Panton, Agostino Casaroli, Anne Desclos, and Lloyd Bridges.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sonny Bono ranks 1,535 out of 12,171Before him are Abner Doubleday (1819), Jack Swigert (1931), Martin Balsam (1919), Benjamin Spock (1903), Lou Ferrigno (1951), and James Van Allen (1914). After him are Garry Marshall (1934), Mark Harmon (1951), Ray Conniff (1916), Floyd Patterson (1935), Victor Mature (1913), and Alan Silvestri (1950).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Sonny Bono ranks 75Before him are Ricky Martin (1971), Neil Diamond (1941), Dionne Warwick (1940), Sam Cooke (1931), Beyoncé (1981), and Chris Cornell (1964). After him are Lil Wayne (1982), Gene Vincent (1935), Phil Ochs (1940), Cab Calloway (1907), Connie Francis (1938), and Laura Branigan (1952).