Jay Black Dead, Jay And The Americans Frontman Dead at 82 – TMZ

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The group was big when England took over American music … in case you didn’t catch it, Jay and the Americans are Americans.

They were big enough to open for The Beatles in 1964 at their Washington D.C. concert.

Among the other hits … “Come a Little Bit Closer,” “Blockbusters,” “Cara Mia,” and “Walkin’ in the Rain.”

The Facebook reference to “The Voice” is his nickname coined by his bandmates.

Jay and the Americans was at the height of its output in the 1960s, officially disbanding in 1973.

Jay continued to perform long after the band broke up … all the way up ’till 2017.

He is survived by 4 children, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

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