Sixties singer JAY BLACK has been given the right to continue to perform under his stage name, after bankruptcy lawyers suggested the star should sell his title to help pay off his creditors.
The former JAY AND THE AMERICANS frontman, 68, filed for bankruptcy protection in Central Islip, New York, last year (05) after running up a $500,000 (GBP256,000) debt through his gambling addiction.
Black is now out of debt and is hoping to resume his singing career - but his plans were called into doubt when his former bandmate SANDY YAGUDA bought the rights to the band's name for $100,000 (GBP51,200) and currently perform under the title, but with a different Jay as the frontman.
The THIS MAGIC MOMENT hitmaker, real name DAVID BLATT, says, "I'm thrilled to have my name back. I did a show in Westbury, and we had to say, 'Jay's Back.' It was rough.
"That's my legacy. It's what I leave behind when I'm gone."
Jay And The Americans split in 1973.
The actor says he isn't "holding out for more money or doing anything like that".
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