The Outsiders: A Brief Biography


    The year was 1965.   In Cleveland, Ohio, a successful area rhythm and blues band called Tom King and The Starfires pooled their meager resources to record an original song composed by Tom King and his brother-in-law Chet Kelly.  "Time Won't Let Me" was submitted to regional Capitol Records promotional people.     They immediately determined the song to be a Top 40 AM radio hit.  With the record company behind them, Tom King and the Starfires were renamed The Outsiders, and "Time Won't Let Me" began to receive AM radio station airplay across the U.S.          Gathering airplay and live performance momentum, The Outsiders, fronted by a young lead singer named Sonny Geraci, began making their reputation in pop music history.  "Time Won't Let Me" climbed to #5 on the Billboard record industry national charts.     The Group's popularity led to television appearances on entertainment shows like Dick Clark's "Where The Action Is", "Hullabaloo", "Shindig", and local teen shows across the United States.       Subsequent Outsiders releases also received radio airplay success on the National Charts.  Their second single, "Girl In Love", reached #11.  "Respectable" reached #15, and "Help Me Girl" reached #21.   Members changed in the original Outsiders lineup, and like so many groups of the era, the band slowly faded into Top 40 music history.   That is...until now!   The Outsiders, now fronted by original drummer Ricky Biagiola (Baker), and accompanied by some of Cleveland's best musicians.  Members include guitarist Michael Abraham, keyboardist Rik Williger, bassist Greg DePaulo and guitarist Jimmy Aschenbener.  The Outsiders are BACK! Reproducing their classic radio hits, along with popular Top 40 AM radio songs from the 60's,     

The Outsiders LIVE Promotional Video

Introducing The Outsiders promotional video....

Performance Schedule

The Outsiders coming to your town!

March 28-April 4, 2020

The Flower Power Cruise 2020

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March 28-April 4, 2020

The Flower Power Cruise 2020

Greetings from the Rock and Roll Capital of the World-Cleveland, Ohio, USA!   We are booked on the Flower Power Cruise for 2020 along with The Hollies, The Zombies, The Turtles, Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, Vanilla Fudge, The Buckinghams, Grass Roots, Classics IV, and more!

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We are excited to meet you all, and ready to rock and roll!! 

Rehearsing for the forthcoming tour.....

Typical rehearsal with Greg & Rik.....We can only imagine what kind of crazy times there are going to be on stage......but we know it will be fun!  (stop looking at me....)

From the Home of Rock and Roll to you!


The Outsiders can be contacted at

(216) 773-4022

Get ready for a Rock and Roll Show!


Roll the credits....

Lois Nichols Biagiola: drumhead design

Drumhead Graphics:

Artpro Graphics, 

Seven Hills, Ohio

Audio & Video Production, Mastering: 

Eddie Tomecko

Audioworks Media Center

Hinckley, Ohio

Still Photography:

B&W Press shots:

Kevin Richards @ studiomrphotography


Anne Meike Photography

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