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Johnny Maestro
Birth: May 7, 1939
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 2010
Cape Coral
Lee County
Florida, USA

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
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Mar 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50188543
Johnny Maestro
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Johnny Maestro
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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Loved then.. love you now...
-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 12, 2014
Your voice was one of a kind. The music world can never replace you or the sound of you singing with the "Crest's" or "Brooklyn Bridge" You are missed.
- Gary E. Best
 Added: Jun. 20, 2014

- Paul, Karen, & Katherine
 Added: Jun. 8, 2014
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