Magic Moment with the Americans in Chilliwack

Group made music history with a dozen top ten hits

There is very magic moment coming to Chilliwack later this month, when Jay and the Americans hit the Cultural Centre.

Jay and the Americans was started by four teenage boys in a Brooklyn basement more 40 years ago. They had an unparalleled 12 top ten records during the short time between 1962 and 1971. They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall Of Fame in 2002, placing them among the greatest vocal groups in Rock and Roll history. Few bands have ever reached such musical heights.

They continue to perform to sold-out crowds, with the three original band members, Sandy Yaguda (aka Deane), Howie Kirschenbaum (aka Kane), and Marty Kupersmith (aka Sanders), plus the addition of “Jay” Reincke.

The group’s first record was Tonight (West Side Story). Hits that followed are She Cried, Only in America, and Come a Little Bit Closer.  Other memorable songs are Some Enchanted Evening, Crying, and Neil Diamond’s Sunday and Me.

They have toured with such legendary artists as Roy Orbison, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones.  Jay and the Americans played a key role in starting the Rock and Roll revival with their album Wax Museum (1970), where they paid tribute to many Rock and Roll greats with their versions of Hushabye, Walkin’ in the Rain, and a song that reached the top ten, This Magic Moment.

For more information about visit www.jayandtheamericans.net.

Jay and the Americans is being presented by Rock.It Boy Entertainment on Thursday, February 23 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre at 7:30 p.m.

Advance tickets available are $45.50 at the Centre Box Office, at 604-391-7469 or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.