STREETSBORO, Ohio - A special benefit concert will be held for Cleveland's own Sonny Geraci on Nov. 15 and 16.
In April of 2012, Geraci suffered a brain aneurysm which required extensive medical attention.
The Sonny Geraci benefit committee stated, "The net proceeds generated from this event will be utilized to offset the significant expenses incurred by the Geraci family during this challenging time. Sonny is doing much better than he was a year ago at this time. He is not walking yet, but he is going through rehab. Sonny has a long road ahead of him, but through prayers and healing thoughts, we are certain that the outlook will be much better. We are all hoping for the best."
Sonny Geraci was lead vocalist for The Outsiders until parting ways in 1970. The Cleveland band was best known for their nationally acclaimed hit "Time Won't Let Me." Other hits included "Respectable" and "Help Me Girl." A total of four albums were recorded by the band on Capitol Records.
Geraci also had a successful solo career. In 1972 "Precious And Few" was his biggest hit which he recorded with Climax.
The concert will feature more than 20 different bands and performers. It is possible that more acts will be added. Geraci is expected to attend the benefit.
Some of the acts scheduled to perform are Terry Sylvester (The Hollies), Joey Molland (Badfinger), Billy Joe Royal, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, and Dennis Tufano (The Buckinghams).
The concert will be held at The Z-Plex, located at 1543 State Route 303 in Streetsboro, Ohio. Tickets can be purchased through the Z-Plex website . A complete list of performers is also available.
Tickets are $35 each day.