Jay & the Americans to perform their greatest hits


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Jay & the Americans will perform their greatest hits and more at the Newton Theatre on Friday, June 20 at 8 p.m.

Jay & the Americans, started by four teenage boys in Sandy Deanne’s Brooklyn basement 50 years ago, includes three original band members — founding member Sandy Deanne, Howie Kane and Marty Sanders, plus vocalist Jay Reincke.

From 1962 to 1971, this group charted 12 Top Ten records. Jay & the Americans' first recording was "Tonight" (from the musical "West Side Story"), but their breakout hit song was "She Cried."

The group's next chart hit was "Only In America," followed by top-10 hits "Come A Little Bit Closer," "Cara Mia" and "This Magic Moment." These songs and many others are featured in their performances, along with stories of the artists and writers who influenced this 1960s super-group.

Jay & the Americans' recording of "Some Enchanted Evening" holds the record for most copies sold of this legendary musical masterpiece. The group also holds the honor of recording Neil Diamond's first hit song, "Sunday and Me." Their recording of "Crying" pays tribute to the legendary Roy Orbison, with whom they toured, along with many other acts including The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

In 2002, Jay & the Americans were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, placing them among the greatest vocal groups in Rock 'n Roll history.

Tickets for Jay & the Americans are $49 for premium seating, $39 for orchestra and $29 for balcony. Purchase tickets by visiting www.thenewtontheatre.com or contact the box office at 973-383-3700.

The historic Newton Theatre, located at 234 Spring Street in Newton, N.J.


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