This is the 67th birthday of Cher, the woman who pulled Sonny Bono out of relative obscurity before she went on to record hundreds of songs as a solo artist. Cher, with one of the most distinctive voices in the history of recorded music, has also had time in her long career to be a social activist and a Oscar-winning movie star (Best Actress for Moonstruck in 1987.)
My favorite Cher performance was a number that she did on her television show back in the 1970's. She, along with Anthony Newley and Tina Turner, rocked out on a long version of Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show that still makes me smile and gets my feet to tapping forty years later. They were a dynamite explosion on the calm waters of network television.
Happy birthday, Cher. I hope the beat goes on forever!
The Beat Goes On
by Sonny and Cher