Jay McKnight and his wife Andrea

This love story started with a song. It was Brooklyn in the late 1950s. Jay McKnight and his friends spent summer evenings outside, singing a cappella. And one night, Jay caught the ear of a girl named Andrea. Jay and Andrea McKnight came to StoryCorps in New York to talk about what happened next.

The music at the end of the story is by Jay’s group from the 50s, Little Nate & the Chryslers.

Originally broadcast August 4, 2011, on NPR’s Morning Edition.