Remembering Sonny Bono on the 21st Anniversary of his death

Remembering Sonny Bono, 21 Years Later

It has been exactly 21 long years since Sonny Bono died in Stateline on January 5, 1998 at the age of 62. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed singers of his generation.

Today, fans of Sonny Bono (The Beat Goes On, I Got You Babe, ...) along with the rest of the music world have been remembering the iconic man he was.

Bono, a cultural icon

Born Salvatore Phillip Bono in Detroit on February 16, 1935, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Bono was not just a great singer, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.

In 1965 he touched the hearts of millions with ‘I Got You Babe’. His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique musical heritage.

It's been 21 years since the tragic loss of Sonny Bono and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Sonny Bono is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.

In memory of the Late Great Sonny Bono.

Sonny Bono career in pictures

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