Saturday, August 20, 2016

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-The Outsiders

Artist:The Outsiders
Song:Time Won't Let Me
Album:Nuggets From Nuggets

The Outsiders scored a top five hit with Time Won't Let Me in 1966. A couple of their other songs charted so they aren't quite a one hit wonder. But this is their only memorable song. The Outsiders were from Cleveland. They started out in 1958 as The Starfires. They did release some unsuccessful singles and the band name was changed to The Outsiders in 1965. The members were Sonny Geraci on lead vocals, Bill Bruno on lead guitar, Tom King on rhythm guitar and sax, Mert Madsen on bass and Rick Biagiola on drums. Geraci, King and Madsen were in the Starfires. King wrote Time Won't Let Me and it was released as a single locally. It did well enough that Capitol signed The Starfires but insisted on the name change to The Outsiders. Time Won't Let Me reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1966. Other singles didn't do as well though Respectable was a top 20 hit in 1966. There were also a lot of personnel changes and by 1967, Geraci and King were the only original members. The Outsiders released three albums on Capitol. They recorded a fourth album but the release was cancelled. You can get Time Won't Let Me on this Nuggets comp. By 1970, Geraci and King split up and were both leading versions of The Outsiders. Both guys did that for years. King died in 2011. It looks like Geraci now lives in a nursing home. Here's The Outsiders performing Time Won't Let Me 1966.

1 comment:

  1. Good song, I liked the vocals. I used to hear that one on the radio in the 70's as well.