Yet another indication I’m getting old.
Sonny Geraci died on February 5 nearly four years after suffering a brain aneurysm. He was 69.
Don’t know who Sonny Geraci was?
If you’re as old as I am, you’ve probably heard him, and he could really sing.
In 1965 a group out of Cleveland called the “Outsiders” signed with Capitol Records.
One year later in 1966 with unbelievable heavy competition with the lead vocal by Geraci they made it to #5.
After several recordings that weren’t nearly as successful a legal battle over the name of the band led Geraci to change it to “Climax.” In 1970 they recorded a song that went nowhere because it wasn’t released. It got enough radio play in Santa Barbara, California, that the record finally was made available to the adoring public in 1972 and it soared to #3.
A pretty ballad.
An aneurysm ended Geraci’s career in 2012.
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