Chér: The Long And Winding Road

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1963: Chér (b. Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPiere, May 20, 1946, El Centro, CA) having moved to Los Angeles, to attend acting classes, meets Sonny Bono who is working for Phil Spector. 

1964: Chér and Sonny marry in Tijuana, Mexico.

1973: Chér signs to MCA Records and records The Beatles' The Long And Winding Road featured on her vinyl album Half-Breed, UK MCA Records, MCF 2501, 1973. Produced by Snuff Garrett and Sonny Bono. The UK pressing is the original incarnation of the HALF-BREED vinyl LP released in 1973 and released again in 1975 and 1979.

Oct.6, 1973: Single Half-Breed b/w The long and winding road published only in Spain on MCA Records SN-20 825, 1973, written specifically for Chér by Mary Dean and Al Capps, and produced by Garrett who knows it to be a smash, is Chér's first single release for MCA. It tops US chart for 2 weeks and sells over a million, but makes no chart impression in UK. Album of the same title peaks at US #28. 

http://youtu.be/nziq7ZkqSeE (The long and winding road)

Other references with quasi the same picture cover: US/CAN MCA Records MCA 2104, 1973; GER/BEL/IT MCA Records MAPS 7068, 1974.

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