Gary Olinger, Tribute Artist to Sonny Bono, has made many personal appearances and performed as Sonny Bono, and has become a recognized and loved tribute artist. From Gary's own words from his heart: "It is a great honor for me to give tribute to the great entertainer, Sonny Bono."
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Gary Olinger, Tribute Artist to Sonny Bono, is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In 1978, as a college student, he was working at a Woolworth store, when someone came up to him and commented on how much he looked like Sonny Bono. Since then, the comments about looking like Sonny Bono have never ended. Early on in his life, he has always had an entertaining personality and has been involved in theater and entertainment.
In 1969, he cultivated his talent as a magician and titled his magic act: "The World Of Magic With Mysto."
In 1982, he became a minister and traveled throughout the country preaching the Gospel in many churches until 2002.
In 1997, he moved his family to Washington state and settled in the Seattle area.
In 2004, he was inspired to fulfill his destiny as an entertainer and pursue a new quest as a tribute artist to Sonny Bono. His inspiration came when he went to a Legends In Concert performance at a local casino. Kelly, who is a tribute artist to "Cher", called him on stage to sing with her as Sonny Bono. Together, they sang the song "I Got You, Babe" and moved the audience to a standing ovation!
Since this time, he has made many personal appearances and performed as Sonny Bono, and has become a recognized and loved tribute artist.
From Gary's own words from his heart: "It is a great honor for me to give tribute to the great entertainer, Sonny Bono."
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