Columbus' Bill Cohen will perform a special fundraising concert of music dating back half a century at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

Columbus' Bill Cohen will perform a special fundraising concert of music dating back half a century at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

The performance, featuring early rock and roll hits from the late 1950s and early 1960s, will be held in the social hall of Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St.

Songs by the likes of Sam Cooke, Ricky Nelson and the Everly Brothers will be played. The evening will feature vocals and guitar with a backup band composed of Brian Szuch, Renilda Marshall and Rebecca Stansbury.

Trivia questions about early 1960s fads, fashions, news events and rock songs will be included, as will a display of the era's albums and other memorabilia.

The suggested donation of $10 will be accepted at the door. Proceeds will help cover expenses for Cohen's wife Randi Cohen and their daughter Hannah to staff a volunteer mission to the Dominican Republic, where they've both served as volunteer interpreters for a team of U.S. doctors, nurses, and medical students who provide free medical care to disenfranchised Spanish-speaking Haitians.