Jay and The Americans Dennis Yost and the Classics IV
As for the artist of the month there will be a double header on KWMC's Little Red Rooster Show, it will include the music and facts about the 60's group Jay and the Americans as well as another popular 60's group Dennis Yost and the Classics IV. We've always known that there were two Jays in the group the Americans, but was there a third and really what were their real names? What happened to the first Jay and what is the second one doing now?
We are going to find out in which Bobby Goldsboro song the Americans sang backup on also and you will find out more interesting facts on Aug. 7, 2015. After Jay Black ran into some money problems he was forced to go bankrupt and a federal judge put up the name "Jay and the Americans" up for auction. Find out how much money was offered to buy out the name. Our second group of the double feature is a band from Jacksonville, Florida from back in 1965. This band is often credited for establishing the "soft southern rock sound" this band was led by singer Dennis Yost, we know them as "The Classics IV".
How did the band get their name? We're gonna find out on this special, also an interesting story about their debut single which was actually stopped by their record label because they sounded too much like the "Four Seasons". Later in his career, Dennis Yost was credited as the creator of "Southern Soft Rock", because of his smooth, unique voice. Yost continued to perform with the "Classics IV" for 30 years as "Dennis Yost and the Classics IV".
Their last concert was at Chenay Bay, in the Virgin Islands, on Sept. 24, 2005. Learn more about "Jay and the Americans" and the "Classics IV" on KWMC the Mighty 1490's Little Red Rooster show as we feature a double header on Aug. 7, 2015.