Jay Black : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death
Jay Black was an American singer, also known as "The Voice," know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death
|Birthdate ( Age)||2 November 1938|
|Place of Birth||New York, New York, United States|
|Parents||Name not known|
|Net Worth||$1 Million - $2 Million|
|Last Update||October 2021|
Jay Black was an American singer, also known as "The Voice," whose height of fame came in the 1960s when he was the lead singer of the band Jay and the Americans.
The band had numerous hits including "Cara Mia", "Come a Little Bit Closer", and "This Magic Moment".In 2011 Black performed for PBS showcasing his longstanding range at age 72. His final performance was in 2017.
Early Life and Family
Black was born and grew up in the Brooklyn, New York City neighborhood of Borough Park. In his later career, he was known for touring New York State and Florida, singing, mainly solo, and preceding his singing with a stand-up comedy routine. Jay and his brother spoke Yiddish fluently. In 1966, he recorded a Yiddish song "Where Is My Village" about the Holocaust.
Jay Black Wife, Was Jay Black Married
Jay Black married three times. His third wife was Andi Black, a former back-up singer for Jay and the Americans, married the lead singer at the young age of 18 years old and since then has been married and divorced.After three wives, four children and one grandchild, Mr. Black has no shortage of relatives to see. But he lives alone, in a one-bedroom condo that he rents. "I've been divorced six years," he said.
Jay Black Net Worth
Jay Black was an American singer has an estimated Net Worth around $1 Million - $2 Million in 2021.He Said I never saved my money. I helped a lot of people. I helped my family, but I really screwed up my money.”
Jay Black was the second, and more widely known, Jay to lead the band Jay and the Americans, the first being Jay Traynor. He had previously come from the doo-wop group The Empires, where he had sung lead on their 1962 lone Epic Records single "Time and a Place" b/w "Punch Your Nose" (Epic 5-9527).
He had previously used David Black as his professional name, but changed his first name to suit the band's existing name. He would later bill himself as "Jay Black and the Americans" after the original band had broken up.
In 2006, Black completed bankruptcy proceedings in Manhattan, after he accrued a $500,000 debt in back taxes to the IRS as a result of his gambling addiction. The IRS initially sought to force him to sell the rights to perform as "Jay Black" as well as the trademark for "Jay and the Americans" in order to satisfy his debt to the IRS.
Black did, however, win a partial victory in the case, which granted him the right to continue to use the name "Jay Black", but he was required to sell the rights to perform as "Jay and the Americans". The trademark to "Jay and the Americans" was purchased by former members of "Jay and the Americans". He lost the right to perform as "Jay Black and the Americans" and later performed as "Jay Black The Voice".
Cause of Death
Jay’s family confirmed that the singer had passed away from his complications, according to Rolling Stone."He had a special bond with his fans who flocked to his annual sold-out shows at The Westbury Music Fair.
The statement concluded: "He thought of them as family, knew many of their names, and would dedicate songs to them from the stage and meet with them after the show."Over on Facebook, Jay and The Americans also released a statement: "Today, we mourn the passing of David Blatt a/k/a Jay Black and we acknowledge the great successes we had with him both as a partner and as a lead singer.