|Birth: ||May 7, 1939|
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 24, 2010|
Vocalist. He was the lead singer of the music groups The Crests and Brooklyn Bridge. Born, John Mastrangelo, and raised on Manhattans lower east side on Mulberry Street, he helped form The Crests in 1956, which became one of the most successful integrated doo-wop groups of all-time. After signing with the Coed Record label, they scored their most memorable hit with "16 Candles", which reached number 2 on the pop charts in December 1958. Other top 20 chart-placings include "Step By Step" (peaking at number 14 in April 1960), "Trouble in Paradise" (reaching number 20 in July 1960), and "Model Girl" (achieving number 20 in March 1961). During the early 1960s he left The Crests to pursue a solo career, also becoming a member of the group The Del-Satins. In 1967, Maestro formed the pop group Brooklyn Bridge, and under the Buddah Record label, scored a gold record with the hit "Worst That Could Happen", peaking at number 3 on the pop charts in January 1969. Maestro remained an active performer as a member of Brooklyn Bridge into the 2000s. (bio by: C.S.)
Cause of death: Cancer
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Mar 25, 2010
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