She grew beyond her singing career as partner to Sonny Bono solo superstardom.
She was put into foster care when her parents were stricken with poverty.
The last tour she did had 325 stops and grossed over $200 million.
She got married to Sonny Bono on October 27, 1964 and later to Gregg Allman on June 30, 1975.
As an actress she once starred with Christina Aguilera in Burlesque.