Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States (1935 – 1998)
Salvatore Phillip "Sonny" Bono (16 February 1935 – 5 January 1998) was an American record producer, singer, actor, and politician whose career spanned over three decades.
He began his career as a songwriter, with his "Things You Do To Me" recorded by Sam Cooke and his "Needles and Pins," co-written with Jack Nitzsche, taken to hit status by The Searchers in 1964. Hired as a "gofer" by producer Phil Spector in the early 60s, Bono picked up the tools of… read more
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