‘NCIS’: How Did ‘Precious and Few’ Singer Sonny Geraci Die?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Sonny Geraci in 2011

If you noticed NCIS
Season 17, Episode 16, titled “Ephemera,” you possible heard the love track “Precious
and Few” carried out by the late Sonny Geraci, former lead singer of the group
Climax. How did Sonny Geraci die? Here’s what Showbiz Cheat Sheet is aware of about
the singer’s passing.

‘Precious and Few’ on ‘NCIS’ Season 17, Episode 16

Sonny Geraci in 2011 | Bobby Bank/WireImage
Sonny Geraci in 2011 | Bobby Bank/WireImage

NCIS Season 17, Episode 16 focuses on the workforce’s
effort to find the origin of a useful coin. The first scene opens with a
view of retired Navy Master Chief Arturo Amador (Joe Renteria) getting dressed
in his toilet. He chooses a tie, freshens up his breath, after which feeds his
canine, Sonny Lee.

Unfortunately, Arturo isn’t going for an evening out on the
city. Instead, he sits in his automobile and dies by suicide. Before Arturo passes
away from carbon monoxide poisoning, he performs the track “Precious and Few,” and
kisses an image of his deceased fiancée. “I’m coming home, baby,” he says to the
image.    

Who wrote ‘Precious and Few?’

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“Precious and Few,” which was recorded in 1971, was written
by Climax guitarist Walter D. Nims and produced by Larry Cox. The track was a
large hit for Climax in 1972. It reached the No. three spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot
100 chart and No. 6 on the U.S. Billboard Easy Listening chart. The track additionally
reached No. 1 on the U.S. Cash Box Top 100 and U.S. Record World The Singles
chart. Climax had only one different charting track, titled “Life and Breath,” experiences
Vintage Vinyl News. The group disbanded in 1975.

The first verse is concerning the love shared between two individuals.
The phrases match Arturo’s story effectively, as he’s making an attempt to “find his way back home”
to his lover, simply because the track says. Sadly, his manner of coming house is lots
darker than what the track initially supposed. Here are the lyrics of the primary
verse:

Precious and few are the moments we two can share

Quiet and blue, just like the sky, I’m hung over you

And if I can’t discover my manner again house, it simply wouldn’t be truthful

‘Cause treasured and few are the moments we two can share

Written by Walter D. Nims/ Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC/Source: Lyrics.com

How did Sonny Geraci die?

The lead singer of “Precious and Few,” Sonny Geraci, handed
away February 5, 2017, on the age of 69. Geraci had been unwell after
he had a mind aneurysm in 2012, experiences
Cleveland.com. He initially started singing in a band referred to as the Starfires again
in 1964. The band later turned often called the Outsiders. Some of the group’s greatest
hits embrace “Girl in Love,” “Time Won’t Let Me,” and “Help Me Girl.” After
leaving The Outsiders in 1970, Geraci fashioned Climax together with band mate and
songwriter Walter Nims.

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