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Sonny Bono Discusses his Early Career.

The first of a two-part interview with Sonny Bono. Today, Bono discusses his early years in the record business, his work with Phil Specter, and his meeting Cher. Tomorrow, he talks about the Sonny and Cher years, their breakup, and his going on to be elected mayor of Palm Springs, California. Bono has a new autobiography, called "And The Beat Goes On" (published by Pocket Books).

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Other segments from the episode on July 17, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 17, 1991: Interview with Sonny Bono, Part 1; Interview with Colin Escott; Review of the film "Boyz N the Hood."

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