The Worst Gifts in Our Favorite Holiday Films

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 2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (performer: "Come A Little Bit Closer" - as Jay & The Americans)
 2015 The Meddler (performer: "Come A Little Bit Closer" - as Jay & The Americans)
 2007 Big Love (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Vision Thing (2007) ... (performer: "This Magic Moment" - uncredited)
- Rock and a Hard Place (2007) ... (performer: "This Magic Moment" - uncredited)
 2006 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Great Stink (2006) ... (performer: "Come a Little Bit Closer" - uncredited)
 1999 A Wake in Providence (performer: "Cara Mia")
 1991 Flight of the Intruder (performer: "The Magic Moment" - as Jay & the Americans)
 1985 When Nature Calls (performer: "Cara Mia Mine")
 1966 Wild Wild Winter (performer: "Two of a Kind")
 1964-1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.46 (1965) ... (performer: "This Land Is Your Land", "Cara Mia", "Do You Love Me")
- Roy Clark, Gauchos, Jay and the Americans, Suzy Kaye, Rolling Stones, Joe Tex, Little Eva, Johnny Tillotson (1965) ... (performer: "Let's Lock the Door", "At the Club", "Come a Little Bit Closer")
- Episode #1.6 (1964) ... (performer: "Come a Little Bit Closer")
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John Traynor was the original lead singer for their breakthrough hit, the classic ballad "She Cried" (1962) and the not-as-successful follow-up, "My Turn To Cry" (1962). By 1963 Jay Black became the lead singer, and these charted hits followed: "Only In America" (1963), "Come A Little Bit Closer" (1964), "Let's Lock The Door" i1965), "Cara Mia" (1965), "Some Enchanted Evening" (1966), "Crying" (... See more »

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