The Jesters "I Got a Sure Thing"
at the Georgia Theater
.The Jesters were formed in 1964 with six high school band members and friends. The original group played locally in Athens, Georgia until reformed in 1967 with eight of the current ten pieces. The band produced a recording which was a recut of "Shake a Tail Feather" by James and Bobby Purify. In 1968, an album was recorded in Athens, Georgia that featured songs of current rhythm and blues hits.
Touring throughout the southeast between 1967 and 1970, The Jesters performed with a multitude of hit recording artists including Marvin Gaye, The Platters, The Marvellettes, Jerry Butler, Patti LaBelle, and Jackie Wilson, among others. Within Entertainment Agencies, The Jesters became a popular back up band for recording artists as well as a popular show band for the college circuit.