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Johnny Maestro

  • Birth 7 May 1939 Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 24 Mar 2010 Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
  • Memorial ID 50188543

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.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 25 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50188543
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johnny Maestro (7 May 1939–24 Mar 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50188543, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.