You know, I was going to post some pictures of Sonny and Cher and question “Oh, what will they say in 30 – 40 years about what I wore?” or comment “Wow, what dated, old clothes, you can definitely tell what year it is”.
Then I started going through and I’d actually draw inspiration from all of her outfits. Mixed prints, good shapes, you know fashion, trendy stuff that make the outfits timeless in a way. Perhaps a little tweaking here and there to make the outfits modern, but honestly not much. She’s also been a fashion icon on top of having hits throughout many decades.
Sonny’s definitely another story though! Those suits!
The Spiral Starecase was an American band, best known for their 1969 single “More Today Than Yesterday”.
“More Today Than Yesterday” has been widely covered by, among others, Sonny and Cher, Diana Ross and the band Goldfinger, and was featured in the 1991 film My Girl, on the soundtrack of The Waterboy in 1998, and in an episode of Ally McBeal.
Cher. The legend herself on an LP. I’ve obviously posted about her with Sonny before, but this is my first time posting an album of just Cher. I picked this up in the $0.99 bin (considering this a hidden gem!) at Garnick’s because I thought there was some controversy when this album and the title song came out. Somehow, I got in my head that people thought she was appropriating another culture.
I think if there was any sort of outcry, it quickly cleared up when people realized Cher actually did have a Native American heritage from her mother’s side. I’m such a celebrity gossip fiend and I love a good controversy or story behind a song’s meaning or release. I can’t seem find anything to confirm or deny if I made the whole thing up, but I probably could’ve looked harder. If you find anything, let me know! I do love it when y’all leave me facts or let me know you had the album too!
Whether people doubted her heritage or not, Cher has always made people talk when it comes to her costumes. The ones for this album are no different. Check out the picture and album cover! And somehow we are still shocked when musicians dress and the skin to material ratio is heavy on the skin side…
Half-Breed is the tenth studio album by American singer-actress Cher, released on October 27, 1973 by MCA. Half-Breed was the second record for MCA and also promoted on her successful The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour show. After its release, the album faced mixed reviews from critics, and the RIAA certified it Gold on March 4, 1974. The album was her second solo album to receive a certification by RIAA.
Two People Clinging to a Thread
The Greatest Song I Ever Heard
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
The Long and Winding Road
The God-Forsaken Day
Sundown – Gordon Lightfoot
Midnight at the Oasis – Maria Muldaur
I Say a Little Prayer for You – Aretha Franklin
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye – The Casinos
Long Train Running – The Doobie Brothers
You Were On My Mind – We Five
Sunshine – Jonathan Edwards
Cherish – The Association
Hey Jude – Wilson Pickett
Ma Belle Amie – The Tee Set
That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be – Carly Simon
SOS – ABBA
How Can I Be Sure? – The Rascals
I’d Like to Get to Know You – Spanky and Our Gang
Everybody’s Talkin’ – Nilsson
My Special Angel – The Vogues
Love the One You’re With – Stephen Stills
Anticipation – Carly Simon
Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
Doctor My Eyes – Jackson Browne
Feel Like Makin’ Love – Roberta Flack
One of a Kind (Love Affair) – The Spinners
Summer Breeze – Seals and Croft
Baby, I’m Yours – Barbara Lewis
Hello It’s Me – Todd Rundgren
Send In the Clowns – Judy Collins
She’s Gone – Daryl Hall and John Oates
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
Fallin’ In Love – The Souther, Hillman Furay Band
Good Time Charlie’s Got the Blues – Danny O’Keefe
Baby Don’t Go – Sonny and Cher
Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town – Kenny Rogers and The First Edition
Everything That Touches You – The Association
Janis Joplin – Down On Me
The Impressions – Fool For You
Tommy James & The Shondells – Crimson & Clover
Strawberry Alarm Clock – Incense & Peppermint
Len Barry – 1 2 3
The Delfonics – La La Means I Love You
The Intruders – Cowboys To Girls
The Ohio Express – Down At Lulu’s
The Who – Magic Bus
Ricardo Ray – Nitty Gritty
The Ohio Express – Yummy Yummy Yummy
1910 Fruitgum Company – Simon Says
Tommy James & The Shondells – Mony Mony
1910 Fruitgum Company – 1 2 3 Red Light
The Turtles – She’d Rather Be with me
Amboy Dukes – Journey To the Center of My Mind
The Happenings – Go Away Little Girl
The Lemon Pipers – Jelly Jungle
Sonny & Cher – The Beat Goes On
The Lemon Pipers – Rice Is Nice
Sonny & Cher were an American pop music duo, actors, singers and entertainers made up of husband-and-wife team Sonny and Cher Bono in the 1960s and 1970s. The couple started their career in the mid-1960s as R&B backing singers for record producer Phil Spector.
The pair first achieved fame with two hit songs in 1965, “Baby Don’t Go” and “I Got You Babe”. Signing with Atco/Atlantic Records, they released three studio albums in the late 1960s, as well as the soundtrack recording for an unsuccessful movie, Good Times. In 1972, after four years of silence, the couple returned to the studio and released two other albums under the MCA/Kapp Records label.
In the 1970s, they also positioned themselves as media personalities with two top ten TV shows in the US, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour and The Sonny & Cher Show. The couple’s career as a duo ended in 1975 following their divorce.
Performing under her first name, Cher went on to a highly successful career as a solo singer and actress, while Sonny Bono was eventually elected to Congress as a Republican U.S. Representative from California. The two performers were inducted to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998, right after Sonny’s death in a skiing accident.
Come on, you know I had a few albums from these two. How could I not?
Brownsville Station – Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room
Jim Stafford – Spiders and Snakes
The Stylistics – Rockin’ Roll Baby
Ian Thomas – Painted Ladies
Sylvia – Pillow Talk
Millie Jackson – It Hurts So Good
Stories – Mammy Blue
Lighthouse – Pretty Lady
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Where Peaceful Waters Flow
Sonny and Cher – When You Say Love
Gordon Sinclair – The Americans (A Canadian’s Opinion)
Dawn (Featuring tony Orlando) – Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose
Four Tops – Keeper of the Castle
The Grass Roots – Two Divided by Love
Blue Mink – By the Devil, I Was Tempted
Chi-Lites – Oh Girl
Natural Four – Can This Be Real
Raspberries – Tonight
The Sweet – Little Willy
Joe Simon – River
Dobie Gray – Drift Away
Barry White – I’ve Got So Much to Give