Tuesday, April 23, 2024

RIP Pop Star Sonny Geraci, Sang “Precious & Few” and “Time Won’t Let Me”


So sorry to hear about the passing of Cleveland rocker Sonny Geraci. He was 69, and died subsequent to a 2012 brain hemorrhage.

I hope the Grammys remember him this weekend. Geraci had four big hits as The Outsiders in the 60s including “Time Won’t Let Me.” In 1972, under the group name Climax, he scored a huge hit with “Precious and Few.”

Geraci’s voice is one that you hear all the time on the radio, but don’t know who it is. He’s also a voice on the radio who was paid once for his services and received no performance royalty. Commercial radio has lived for decades on people like Sonny Geraci. Rest in peace.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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