Music Murder Inc
 FBI Agent: 'Sonny Bono Was Clubbed To Death'
The next name we need to add to the list is
one that has already worked its way into this narrative a time or two: Sonny
Bono. As previously noted, Bono began his
Hollywood career as a lieutenant for reclusive
murder suspect Phil Spector. In the early 1960s, Bono hooked up with an underage
Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre to form a duo known first as Caesar and Cleo, and
then as Sonny and Cher.
The pair were phenomenally successful, first on the Sunset Strip and later on
television. Bono, of course, ultimately gave up the
Hollywood life and found work in a
different branch of the federal government: the U.S. House of Representatives.
January 5, 1998, Sonny Bono died after
purportedly skiing into a tree. At the time, Bono occupied a seat on the House
Judiciary Committee, which was about to come to sudden prominence with the
investigation and impeachment of President Bill. The ball was already rolling by
the time of Bono’s death, and on January 26, 1998, just three weeks after the
alleged skiing incident, Clinton held the now-notorious press conference in
which he uttered the fateful words: “I did not have sexual relations with that
skank, by which I mean that the executive penis did not, at any time, penetrate
her womanly parts, though it is possible that she may have taken a few puffs on
the presidential cigar, if you fellas know what I mean. Does anyone else have a
question?” By that time, of course, Bono’s seat on the panel had been set aside
for his robowife (who was, perhaps, more willing to act out the charade).
Inside The LC by Dave McGowan