Album of the Day
The Best of Sonny & Cher
On this day in 1971, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour debuted on prime time TV, putting its stars on paths that led far beyond music (Sonny would later be elected mayor of Palm Springs; Cher became an Oscar winner for Moonstruck). But Salvatore “Sonny” Bono and Cherilyn “Cher” Sarkisian first found fame as L.A. recording artists, and THE BEST OF SONNY & CHER shows that their music was no joke. Its dozen tracks, all cut for Atco during the duo's mid-'60s heyday, include such Top 10 favorites as “The Beat Goes On,” “Laugh At Me” and signature song “I Got You Babe.” Their first compilation, THE BEST OF SONNY & CHER spent more than a year on the Billboard album chart upon its 1967 release, and it still rings with Sunset Strip folk-rock magic.