‘Jay Black’ For Sale?
Jay Black, leader of ’60s band Jay & The Americans, might have to sell the band’s name to pay off $500,000 in back taxes.
Lawyers for the bankruptcy trustee recently recommended that Black auction off the name “Jay and the Americans.” They also proposed stopping Black (real name: David Blatt) from performing as Jay Black or Jay Black & The Americans.
The original members of the group want to reunite and have offered $100,000 for the use of the name Jay & The Americans, according to their attorney.
Jay Traynor was the group’s original frontman.
Black said that gambling plunged him into debt, but that he has conquered the habit.