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This Day in Pop Culture for August 14

Sonny and Cher

1965: Sonny & Cher’s Song Becomes a #1 Hit

Written late at night in the basement of Sonny and Cher Bono’s home, the song, “I Got Your Babe” became the couple’s first #1 hit song on this day in 1965 where it stayed for three weeks. It was the first single taken from the couple’s debut album, Look at Us and became their biggest as well. More than a million of the singles were sold and the song was certified Gold. In a bizarre stunt, and many years after the death of Sonny, a version of the song was recorded by Cher and the animated characters of Beavis and Butt-Head in 1993. In 2011, Billboard and Rolling Stone magazine declared that the song was one of the greatest duets of all time. The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2017. (Image: Wikimedia)

Birthdays

  • 1881: Francis Ford (film director)
  • 1923: Alice Ghostley (actress)
  • 1940: Darrell Crosts (singer)
  • 1945: Steve Martin (comedian)
  • 1947: Danielle Steel (author)
  • 1950: Gary Larson (cartoonist)
  • 1956: Jackee Harry (actress)
  • 1959: Marcia Gay Harden (actress)
  • 1959: Magic Johnson (basketball player)
  • 1960: Sarah Brightman (singer)
  • 1966: Halle Berry (actress)
  • 1983: Mila Kunis (actress)
  • 1983: Spencer Pratt (reality TV star)
  • 1987: Tim Tebow (football player)

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Jeffrey Totey View All

I write about arts and entertainment in the greater Seattle area.

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