Slain disc jockey John O'Leary will be celebrated Sunday evening by several hundred friends and well-wishers at a Westland memorial concert.
O'Leary, a longtime Detroit rock-radio personality, was found dead with stab wounds outside his Highland Park home in November. His roommate, 38-year-old Sean Lamoureux, was arrested and charged in the killing.
Sunday's event at the Token Lounge is open to the public. Tickets are $10, with all proceeds being donated in O'Leary's name to the Oxford Community Memorial and Victims Fund, established after the Oxford High School shooting in November. O'Leary had worked for many years with the school's hockey team broadcasts.
Performers Sunday will include Mob Opera, the Look, the Johnny Cash tribute Rock Harley, Sponge's Vinnie Dombrowski and See Dick Run. Video tributes from Ted Nugent and others will be shown.
A benefit auction will feature an array of music and radio items, include a signed Alice Cooper CD, signed Nugent photo, framed rock art and a microphone flag featuring the logos of O'Leary's main radio homes through the years — WWWW-FM, WABX-FM, WLLZ-FM and WCSX-FM.
The memorial event is being organized by metro Detroit music promoters Brian Major and Roger Burghdoff, along with veteran Detroit rock disc jockey Doug Podell.
Doors will open at 5 p.m., and the event is expected to run until about 10 p.m. The Token Lounge is at 28949 Joy Road in Westland.
Lamoureux was arraigned Nov. 24 in 30th District Court in Highland Park, three days after the discovery of O'Leary's body. A preliminary examination is scheduled for Feb. 8.
This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Slain rock DJ John O'Leary to be remembered in Oxford benefit