November 1971 – a song popular in this month – Gypsy, Tramps & Thieves by Cher
This was Cher’s first #1 solo hit, and part of a big comeback. 1967 was the last time she had a hit either on her own or with Sonny & Cher.
Interesting facts about Gypsy, Tramps & Thieves & Cher
The video for this song was Cher’s first music video. It was a recorded performance on the Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour. A second video was made later on. In both versions, Cher sings in front of a house wagon in some scenes and in front of a fire in others.
This also reached #1 in Canada and France. After the success of the song, the album title was changed from Cher to Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves.
Cher was born Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre in El Centro, California. She is of Armenian and Native American (Cherokee) decent.
After releasing two singles under the name Caesar And Cleo, Sonny and Cher gained stardom as Sonny And Cher. Throughout this period Cher also sustained a solo career, initially singing a paean to Ringo Starr (“Ringo I Love You”) under the pseudonym Bonnie Jo Mason. Thereafter, she secured several hits, including a cover version of the Byrds “All I Really Want To Do.”
In 1971, the chart-topping “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” and its attendant album saw her back in the ascendant. Two further US number 1 hits (“Half Breed” and “Dark Lady”) preceded her divorce from Sonny, though for a time the duo continued to appear together on stage and television.
Cher became the first artist to have a #1 Billboard chart single in each of the past six decades beginning in the 1960s when 2010’s “You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me” hit #1 on the Dance Club chart.
This song was featured in two episodes of The Simpsons, one during the second season and one during the fourteenth.
This information was provided by Songfacts.com