He recorded under several aliases before making it big. He was Don Christy. In their earliest days, Sonny & Cher were known as Caesar and Cleo. SONNY BONO was born this day in 1935. Along with all of the hit records with Cher, he scored his own Top Ten single titled "Laugh at Me." He also penned the famous song "Needles and Pins" - a big hit for the Searchers. Enjoy a classic performance of "I Got You Babe" by clicking on the photo below.