Cher's Life In Photos: From Backup Singer To Life After Love

By | December 5, 2022

Cher Makes Her Debut in the 1960s.

Cher is one of the world's most iconic singers and actresses, with a seven-decade career full of hits, bangers, and dance floor anthems - she's a true icon. Known just as much for her distinct and unique singing voice as she is her personal life, Cher is considered the "Goddess of Pop" for good reason.

Cher emerged onto the scene in 1965 as one half of the sunshine pop husband-wife pair Sonny & Cher, best known for their song "I Got You Babe" and an immensely popular TV show, but it wasn't long before she broke free and became a superstar in her own right.

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Cher's origin story begins in El Centro, California, where she was born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946. 16 years later she dropped out of high school and moved to Los Angeles.

Her father, John Sarkisian, was a truck driver with a history of drug and gambling addiction. Her mother, Georgia Holt (born Jackie Jean Crouch) was a model and occasional actress. Cher's father was rarely present as a child, and her parents split when she was only ten months old.

Sonny and Cher 1960.

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Sonny and Cher were an iconic couple in the '60s and '70s. They had such great chemistry both onstage and off, with each other and their audience! They were one of the most iconic duos in music history.

The couple met while working for record producer Phil Spector in November 1962 when they were both singing backup as a part of Spector's famous wall of sound. During this period of time the two became fast friends, then lovers, and then they began performing together.

Bono's initial plan was to launch Cher as a solo artist, but due to her stage fright she asked him to perform with her, so he joined her onstage to help out with the melodies. Originally known as Caesar and Cleo, were a big success in the charts thanks to their hit "I Got You Babe," which led to their massive primetime variety series.