In 2010, I was asked to edit and help publish an interview with Eugene Pitt, original lead singer of the Jive Five, as conducted by Bob Miner, for Keep Rockin’ magazine. With Gene’s passing, I thought it was appropriate for fans to hear his history in his own words and also read some kind words
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Jay & the Americans and Dennis Tufano in Skokie, IL
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:30 PMNorth Shore Center For The Performing Arts in Skokie
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie IL 60077
Phone: (847) 673-6300
SECOND SHOW ADDED: Shows at 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Jay & the Americans take the stage of the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, singing all their hits… “This Magic Moment”, “Cara Mia”, “Come a Little Bit Closer”, “Some Enchanted Evening”, “Walkin’ in the Rain”, “Only in America”, “She Cried”, “Let’s Lock the Door (And Throw Away the Key)” and more. With a staggering 18 charted hits and five Top 10 records, few bands ever reached the heights of Jay and the Americans. The group features three original Americans – Sandy Deanne, Marty Sanders and Howie Kane – joined by the powerhouse lead of Chicago native Jay Reincke, who has fronted the group for the last 13 years. A full band with live brass will recreate all the magic moments and the special memories created by their decade-long string of hits.
They will be joined by one of Chicago’s favorite sons, Dennis Tufano, singing all the songs he made famous as the original lead singer of the Buckinghams – “Kind of Drag”, “Don’t You Care”, “Susan”, “Hey Baby! They’re Playing Our Song”, “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”, “Back in Love Again” and more in a show you won’t want to miss. Presented by Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live!
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