Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Singing Group Performs in San Bernardino

February 22, 2017 

By Armida Villalvazo

Legens of R&B, Soul & Rock 'n' Roll


On Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7 p.m.,  a rhythm and blues/doo wop group identified by the voice of its high-pitched lead singer, a band whose three lead singers went by the name of Jay, and a singer best known for three separate strings of pop hit will come together for a night of classic hits of the era at the historic California Theater of the Performing Arts, in San Bernardino. 

Presented by Affordable Music productions, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Jay and the Americans and Lou Christie make up the all-star concert lineup for “Legends of R&B, Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll.” 

Little Anthony and the Imperials first gained notoriety with “Tears on My Pillow.” Combining rhythm and blues, soul, and doo-wop musical styles, the New York vocal group found success through the 1960s with the dramatic pop-soul records “I’m On The Outside (Looking In),” “Goin’ Out Of My Head,” “Hurt So Bad,” “I Miss You So,” “Take Me Back,” “Hurt” and “Out of Sight, Out Of Mind.” In 2009,

Little Anthony and the Imperials earned a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, adding to their induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame Long Island Music Hall of Fame. 

Brooklyn-based Jay and the Americans, originating out of New York, hit the pop charts with 12 Top-10 records from 1962 to 1971, beginning with “She Cried.” Also a member of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Jay and the Americans also scored with the hit “Only In America” and Top 10 songs “Come A Little Bit Closer,” “Cara Mia” and “This Magic Moment.” Today, the band still features original members Sandy Yaguda, Howie Kirschenbaum and Marty Kupersmith, along with Jay Reincke, the group’s third “Jay” over the years. 

Lou Christie’s career as a songwriter, recording artist and performer featured three separate periods of million-selling songs. “The Gypsy Cried” and “Two Faces Have I,” transformed Pittsburgh-area choirboy Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco into the national teen idol Lou Christie. After a tour of duty in the U.S. Army, Christie returned with hits “Lightning Strikes” and “Rhapsody In The Rain.” Later on he struck again with “I’m Gonna Make You Mine.” 

Tickets range from $30-$99 and are available for purchase at or by phone at 1-888-718-4253.

For more information, contact Don Goethals at (951) 317-2155 or