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One of the most successful integrated doo wop groups, the Crests waxed the classic ballad "16 Candles" in 1959. Formed in 1956, they began recording the next year for Joyce, where they inched onto the pop lists with "Sweetest One." Moving to the brand-new Coed logo, Johnny Maestro's (b. May 7, 1939) warm tenor made "16 Candles" a national smash, and pop/R&B hybrids like "The Angels Listened In" and "Step by Step" also did well. Maestro went solo in 1960, scoring the next year with "Model Girl" on Coed, while the Crests attempted to survive on their own. Maestro eventually reclaimed stardom as leader of Brooklyn Bridge, an 11-piece aggregation that hit with "Worst That Could Happen" in 1968. ~ Bill Dahl
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Track List: Sixteen Candles

1. Sixteen Candles

3. Earth Angel

4. In The Still Of The Night

5. Gee But I'd Give The World

6. I Thank The Moon

7. Journey Of Love

8. Molly Mae

10. If My Heart Could Write A Letter

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Memory of good times past
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One of the oldies I love ��������
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Love this song
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My song
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The new song
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This is when one becomes "The Pretender" & you just dream, & wish
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Miss you brother. Great voice ,great group. Singing in heaven/
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Asked for this, mom got me Ringo Starr. Still loved her.
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One of the best voices of the doo wop era. Thank you Johnny for the great music & memories!!!
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Fall in love music, This is the good stuff....... . . . . .
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Sock hops in Germany in the mid fifties..... . . . . . . W h a t great memories
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Absolutely one of the most beautiful ballads from the doo wop era !!!
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Johnny Maestro ROCKS
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dragonlady60 8 8
Sock hops..wow
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dragonlady60 8 8
I love doo woo...the best
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We could use a Johnny Maestro today!
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Johnny Maestro was the absolute best! Wish I could hear him forever
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My 3 kids know the Crests & all other doo wop + motown b/c that's all that played in our house while they were growing up in the 70's & 80's in metro Detroit - no MTV or head banging music allowed in our house.
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If I were to rate The crests I would say they BMS
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harleydr04
now that old school
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Yeeeessss!!! ��
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earth angel
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alexis.g.ort i z 1 2
Earth angel❤️❤️
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Earth angel ♥♥♥
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marygreg70

Johnny Maestro belongs in the rock and roll hall of fame
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I LOVE The Crests!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ��
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Sixteen Candles! No doubt this is and always will be a standing favorite!!
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talentsp
i love johnny maestro music
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This makes my heart happy ��
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Very nice oldie
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I wish i had an earth angel.
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YES YES YES!
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johnny is in heaven
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Then we belong
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Yes Happy Birthday will b a wish but only from AFAR. SO CLOSE YET SO FAR AWAY.
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Brings back the Olds days. Where R&R was great and it was a good time to be a ternager.
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Johnny Maestro should be in heaven since he sings like an Angel!
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This is what you call good music!!!!
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This song makes me think of being Lost in Time... The big night clubs, dance halls, gangsters and beautiful Dames.
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I listen to oldies every morning it gets my day started right, good music from the past.
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LIKE !!!!!!!!
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Was at one of Johnny last concerts and the first one he missed because of health. Best voice ever. Surely missed, can listen his music on " Johnny Maestro radio station"
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Cruising in 57 Chevrolet 2 door with a loud 327 engine after a football game. Beautiful memories!
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"In the still of the night..."
Beautiful music.
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I was sweet sixteen in 1959 I went to the Sock Hop I thought I was a grown up Boy
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Nice
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rdistaola
Do we forget the lead singer was Not Black. Who cares, right!?
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16candle was my house party song too,only wish we had boys to dance with. Wasn't. Allowed
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I remember and pray to keep ur precious heart
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Great singer johnny maestro rip my seven year old loves his music I just discovered his music two years ago best singer ever in my book
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