Jay & the Americans

Opened Jun 27, 2008
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Jay and the Americans is the band that was started by four teenage boys in Sandy Yaguda's Brooklyn, NY basement 40 years ago. The story between then and now is one of those "Only in America" tales. From 1962 until 1971 Jay and the Americans had an unprecedented twelve top 10 records. Featured are three of the original members: Sandy Yaguda, Howie Kirschenbaum and Marty Kupersmith plus Jay Reincke, the third Jay. The first Jay and the Americans record was "Tonight" from the Broadway musical, West Side Story. Their break out hit was "She Cried" followed by "Only in America" and then the top 10 hits: "Come A Little Bit Closer", "This Magic Moment" and "Cara Mia." In 2002, Jay and the Americans were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, placing them among the greatest vocal groups in Rock and Roll history.

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