Cher: A Career That Keeps Going Strong

Twenty years ago, Cher was busy travelling the world on her Farewell tour. At the time, she said it would be her very last live outing, though she has in fact gone on to perform many times since then. While some might question her sincerity at that moment in her career, there's no denying the impact Cher has had on the world of music and entertainment.

Born Cherilyn Sarkisian, Cher began her music career in the early 1960s alongside her then-husband Sonny Bono. The duo, known as Sonny & Cher, released a number of popular singles including "I Got You Babe" and "The Beat Goes On." However, Cher's solo career took off in the early 1970s, with her hit song "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves" becoming a number one hit in the United States.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Cher cemented her status as a pop icon with hits like "Half-Breed," "Dark Lady," and "If I Could Turn Back Time." She also dipped into acting, earning critical acclaim for her performance in the film "Moonstruck," which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress.

By the 1990s, Cher was a household name, known for her over-the-top performances, flashy stage costumes, and irreverent attitude. Her Farewell tour, which began in 2002, was a celebration of her lengthy career and a chance for fans to say goodbye to the legendary performer.

But as we all know, Cher's career has kept going strong. Since the Farewell tour, she has continued to record music and perform live, even going on tour with Cyndi Lauper in 2019. She has also remained politically active, using her platform to advocate for causes like LGBTQ rights and gun control.

At 75 years old, Cher shows no signs of slowing down. She is a true icon, beloved by generations of fans for her music, her style, and her unapologetic personality. Whether she's performing on stage, tweeting her thoughts on politics, or just being her fabulous self, Cher is an enduring presence in popular culture. We can only hope that she continues to grace us with her talent for many years to come.