Baby Don’t Go as Performed by Sonny & Cher (1964)

Baby Don’t Go – Sonny & Cher (1964)

Songwriter Salvatore “Sonny” Bono had a fledgling career and was soon taken under the wing of producer Phil Spector who mentored Sonny. While working with Phil in the studio, Sonny met 18 year old singing wannabe Cherilyn “Cher” Lapierre. They soon began dating, married and formed a singing duo “Ceasar & Cleo”.

The duo did not do to well on their first two record labels, but became sucessful after being signed to Atlantic Records, where not only did they score their two biggest hits “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes On.” , but each also had solo recording contracts/careers.

My personal favorite Sonny & Cher duet is “Baby Don’t Go” which was first released as a single in 1964 on Reprise Records. The song, composed by Sonny, went nowhere. But after “I Got You Babe” went to number one on Atlantic Records in the summer of 1965 the Reprise single peaked at 8 pop.

For as long as it lasts — here is a YouTube VIdeo of Sonny & Cher lipsyncing (very poorly) to “Baby Don’t Go” while the well groomed teens of the Sixties dance. Check out the male teens in suits! LOL.

Keep enjoying the music and thanks for stopping by.


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