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Jay and The Americans at Times Square

237 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 997-4144
Fax: (212) 997-4545
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Type: Music & Concerts

Very few bands have ever reached the musical heights of Jay and the Americans. From 1962-1971, this group charted an unprecedented 12 Top 10 records. With three original band members - founding member Sandy Yaguda (a.k.a. Deane), original member Howie Kirschenbaum (a.k.a. Kane), and original member Marty Kupersmith (a.k.a. Sanders) - plus the addition of "Jay" Reincke (the third Jay and probably the best yet), the group has recreated the authentic sound of all their great hits that everyone remembers.

Jay and the Americans' first release was "Tonight" (1961, from the Broadway musical West Side Story), and their breakout hit song was "She Cried" (1962). The group's next hit was "Only in America" (1963), followed by Top 10 hits "Come a Little Bit Closer" (1964) and later "This Magic Moment" (1969). Other blockbusters included "Cara Mia" (1965), "Sunday and Me" (1965), and their version of "Walkin' in the Rain" (1970). No other band in history has sold more copies of "Some Enchanted Evening" than Jay and the Americans.