Blackjack (band)

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Origin USA
Genres Hard rock
Years active 1979-1980
Labels Polydor
Associated acts KISS, The Pat Travers Band
Members Michael Bolton
Bruce Kulick
Sandy Gennaro
Jimmy Haslip

Blackjack was an American rock band, active from 1979–1980, featuring Michael Bolton (who was performing under his real name, Michael Bolotin), Bruce Kulick, Sandy Gennaro and Jimmy Haslip.[1][2] The band was short-lived, released 2 albums in 1979 and 1980 and embarked on a small US nationwide tour.[3]

The Blackjack song "Stay" off their second album Worlds Apart was sampled by rapper Jay Z for the song "A Dream" off his 2002 album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse which reached #1 on the Billboard charts.

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  1. ^ Barbosa, Susan (14 August 1979). "Blackjack thrills audience". The Ledger (Lakeland, Florida, USA: Lakeland Ledger Publishing Company). p. 17. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Gerber, Lisa (13 August 1979). "Frampton came alive to knock 'em dead at Lakeland Saturday". St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL, United States: Times Publishing Company). p. 37. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Hawes, Peter S. (6 August 1983). "Michael Bolton struggles for recognition, success". Schenectady Gazette (Schenectady, NY United States). Retrieved 16 September 2010. 

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