November 1971 – Gypsy, Tramps & Thieves by Cher

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.

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35 thoughts on “November 1971 – Gypsy, Tramps & Thieves by Cher

  1. Cher belongs to the first musicians I earnestly had an interest in way back when I was just a little girl of about 5 or 6 years! Also the Beatles and Bob Marley 🙂 This is one of my favourite songs of her! Thank you, Terry! 🙂

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  2. My husband thinks I’m crazy for both loving this song, and knowing all of the lyrics…I’ll play it just ONCE more for him 🙂 Love it!

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    • LOL, I sure he will think you crazier playing it just ONCE more! He can add me to the list of crazy also – I know all the lyrics too! Thanks Molli, appreciate you stopping by today! 🙂


  3. When I finished my therapy journey, a journey that had lasted 5 years, she told me that when I first walked into her office she was reminded of Cher. This has to be the pinnacle of compliments of my life. I love her. Warts and all I love her. I loved my therapist too. But that’s another story. So I will end with a little ritual I have – when I drive from my home in the Auvergne region North to Paris or to Calais to cross to England the next Region (Centre) starts with a Departement (like a large county in US terms) called Cher. My ritual is always to break into a Cher song (this will be it for the next drive which will happen on August 2/3) and The Bean always comes out from her cosy nest and sits and pricks her ears up – it;s all part of our nonsense but we like it. Thank you for the music. I love it and it makes me smile even on a day that might be a little fractious. So thank you dear Terry. Thank you.

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    • LOL, you are welcome my dear Osyth! Glad you are smiling! I like the nonsense you and The Bean partake in when entering Cher – how fun! And you do have a certain Cher look to you! Happy Monday dear. 🙂

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      • Less now than then but the dreams of one’s younger self should have some happiness and not always be tinged with regret, I feel. Nonsense keeps me going and I am fortunate to have an indulgent dog!! Happiest of Happy Monday’s to you, dear fellow. Here’s my favourite Happy Monday’s track in the interestes of appropriate!

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          • I used to argue about the name they gave themselves because they are typically 90’s not-so Happy but I do like that one. The bean had a question for Miss Roxy ‘how do you deal with this heat!?’

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          • The Bean stands stoically on the top stair of ours buts so far hasn’t ventured to swim …. She clearly likes it so tips to dip a pup would be welcome 🙂

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          • Roxy will not get in by herself, we take her and put her in and she will swim to the steps. She then will stand on the steps for awhile. We taught her and Max when they were very young because they fell in a few times and did not know how to get out. Taking them in and teaching them where the steps were, most likely saved their lives a few times.

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          • The Bean needs to look away and hide here ears but we ARE going to do this … she is fascinated by the pool so she has to learn Thank you for the tips 🙂

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