On Friday, September 7, Gene Cornish, collapsed on the Alberta Bair Theatre stage in Billings, Mont.The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Grammy Hall of Fame Inductee and guitarist, doctors said, suffered from a heart arrhythmia. Doctors at the Billings Clinic implanted a pacemaker to correct the condition. Cornish is resting from this minor procedure and feeling remarkably better. Cornish has been cleared to start his rehabilitation and resume performances in October.
Gene will not be able to perform on September 21st. He thanks his many fans for their well wishes and support as he recovers, and looks forward to getting back on stage. Felix Cavaliere, Carmine Appice, and the rest of the group look forward to putting on a fantastic performance at the MPAC on Friday, September 21st.
Two legendary founders of The Rascals have teamed up for the first time in five years – Felix Cavaliere and Gene Cornish cite the fans and love of their timeless songs as reasons for collaboration. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, Grammy Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame members and Songwriter Hall of Fame, The Rascals are widely considered the best ‘blue-eyed soul’ group to come out of the 1960s and their music the soundtrack of a generation. The Rascals have 17 Top 20 hits, seven Top 10 hits, and three No. 1 hits that include “Groovin’, “People Got To Be Free” and “Good Lovin’.”
Joining them on this new journey is hall of fame drummer, Carmine Appice. The Brooklyn-born iconic drummer’s resume includes Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Rod Stewart, Beck Bogert & Appice, Ozzy Osbourne and Pink Floyd.
About The Rascals
Originally named The Young Rascals, and comprised of Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish, Eddie Brigati and drummer Dino Danelli, the group signed to Atlantic Records in 1965, Just a short time later their first single “I Ain’t Gonna Eat Your Heart Out Anymore” reached modest success. Now just called The Rascals, they struck No. 1 in February 1966 with mega hit “Good Lovin.’” They followed suit with a string of hits like “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long,” “Groovin’” (No. 1 in 1967), “How Can I Be Sure,” “A Girl Like You,” “A Beautiful Morning” and “People Got to Be Free” (No. 1 in 1968).