‘Rascals’ guitarist Gene Cornish expected to recover after collapse

/ 04:10 PM September 09, 2018
Gene Cornish

In this May 24 2013, file photo, Gene Cornish, of The Rascals, performs at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Image: Jeff Daly/Invision/AP

A publicist for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Gene Cornish of The Rascals says he’s expected to recover after collapsing on stage while performing in Montana.

Melissa Kucirek says Cornish was resting comfortably Saturday, a day after he collapsed at the Alberta Bair Theater in Billings.


Kucirek says she doesn’t know what caused Cornish to collapse.

Theater programming and marketing director Jody Grant told the Billings Gazette that medical personnel used a defibrillator and performed CPR on Cornish before he was taken to a hospital.

Grant says Cornish and Rascals organist Felix Cavaliere had completed the first song of a concert and Cavaliere had started the second when Cornish collapsed.

The Rascals had a string of hits in the 1960s including “Good Lovin,'” “Groovin'” and “A Beautiful Morning.” NVG


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