2005 – Ageless icon Cher wraps up her three-year long Farewell tour at the Hollywood Bowl. The extravaganza features, of all things, a dancing elephant.
2003 – On the final night of her Farewell tour, Cher is named the year’s biggest touring female by Billboard. She grossed $145 million and drew 2.2 million fans to over 200 concerts.
2003 – Currently in the midst of big autumn tours, Bruce Springsteen, Cher, Steely Dan and Fleetwood Mac refrain from playing on the second anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Person Bruce Springsteen Right click for SmartMenu shortcuts
2003 – A wig reported to cost $10,000 is stolen from Cher’s dressing room during the Richmond, Va., stop of her Living Proof tour. The wig is returned two weeks later.
2000 – Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists, respectively, at the year’s Echo Awards, the German equivalent of the Grammys.
1999 – Cher kicked off her 122 date ‘Believe Tour’ at the America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.
1999 – Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15% personal manager’s fee involving the proceeds of “Believe,” her hit single. Sammeth says he masterminded her comeback as a recording artist, but after 22 years he was unceremoniously terminated just before the Super Bowl gig he claims he got […]
1998 – At New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, Cher, Bette Midler and Ace of Base take part in the Miracle on 34th Street Concert.
On January 5, 1998, Bono died of injuries after striking a tree while skiing on the Nevada side of the Heavenly Ski Resort near South Lake Tahoe, California.
Bono’s death came just days after Michael Kennedy, a son of Robert F. Kennedy, died in a similar skiing accident in Aspen, Colorado. Bono’s widow, Mary, was elected to fill the remainder of the Congressional term. Over 10 years after his death, she continues to champion many of Sonny’s causes, including the ongoing fight to save the Salton Sea.
After Sonny’s death, Mary told an interviewer from TV Guide that Sonny was addicted to and seriously abusing prescription drugs, mainly Vicodin and Valium. Even though Mary claimed that Sonny’s drug use caused the accident, the autopsy showed no narcotics and only a very small amount of Valium, not enough to cause impairment according to the Washoe County Coroner’s report.
After being asked by Mary Bono, Sonny’s ex-wife, Cher, gave a eulogy at Bono’s funeral. His final resting place is Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California. The epitaph on Bono’s headstone reads: “And The Beat Goes On.”
1991 – Cher started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK album charts with ‘Love Hurts’.
1991 – Cher made a special video for the troops involved in Desert Storm during the gulf war. Cher’s Video Canteen, featured Janet Jackson, Paul Simon, Van Halen and Bonnie Raitt.