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Jay Black was from Jay & The Americans ("This Magic Moment" fame). Oddly enough, just like about a dozen other artists, he was known as "The Voice"
Posted by Keebord on Friday, 07.10.09 @ 12:17pm
JAY BLACK made the group Jay and the Americans.His voice is compared to Roy Orbison.I think Jay's voice is better especially in voice control,and octave range.At age 72,he still has the BEST rock and roll singing voice in the history of the rock and roll era.He performed Cara Mia and others on PBS Special in March 2011 and I can truthfully can say no one else compares EVEN CLOSE TO HIM!!!He is modest about his voice.He was the opening act for the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.This was 40 to 45 years ago and the 2 top bands of all time knew how special he is.LETS GET THIS GUY and THE BAND the recognition THEY SO EARNESTLY DESERVE!!!LETS GET THEM INDUCTED.Many inductees that are in the rock and roll hall of fame had much less impact on rock and roll than Jay (Black) and the Americans.
Posted by william smith on Sunday, 05.22.11 @ 21:16pm
jay black has the greatest voice of all time! I think it is amazing he stillbelts them out at his age and hope he continues to do so as long as he can.He well deserves to be in the rock and roll hall of fame, you will not find this great music today......and probably never again. So sad. Jay, you certainly have my vote!
Posted by sue k. on Saturday, 12.17.11 @ 18:39pm
I have been a fan since the 60's. Everyone should hear Jay doing his cover of Orbison's "Crying" recorded in 1 take and hitting every note loud and clear. Mind blowning. Also saw the PBS show and got shivers at the end of "Cara Mia". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should be ashamed of themselves for this omission.
Posted by Don Sutherland on Monday, 11.26.12 @ 22:00pm
Jay And The Americans should have their separate page, because Black (whose real first name is David actually) had a separate, although almost non-existent solo career.
Posted by Philip on Monday, 01.6.14 @ 13:48pm
Unlikely that Jay Black will get in RRHOF. It is very apparent that TALENT is not a prerequisite for induction. I agree the Jay has one of the greatest voices of the Rock'n'Roll era, but he is basically unknown to the current voters. I cant believe that Jay or Johnny Maestro aren't in. Also neglected are the Moody Blues. Again I refer to the talent issue. All of these exceeded the talents of those they are judged against. Perhaps their abilities are beyond comparison, and would make many of the others look bad.
Posted by Larry on Wednesday, 12.31.14 @ 19:31pm
Jay black has one of the greatest voices of that era. He could sing anything. He made Jay and the Ameicans. The others didn't and they are in there. Please give him the recognition he deserves!!
Posted by dianne on Monday, 04.20.15 @ 20:50pm
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