In February 1964, a snowstorm had blasted the northeast. The region was paralyzed and air travel had virtually shut down.
Sandy Yaguda was at his home in Brooklyn, waiting out the storm.
Yaguda — stage name Sandy Deanne — was one of the original members of the group Jay and the Americans, which by winter of 1964 had recorded a couple of hit songs, most notably “She Cried,” which reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1962.
And then the phone rang Feb. 10 at Yaguda’s house. It was the band’s manager.
“He called and said, ‘Listen, you guys … Read more