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Johnny Maestro & The Crests

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, Rovi
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Good times Love this Song!
This is one of the many jams that I know by heart. Even after my accident with a car and being in the hospital for a long while...
Wow, I'm 14 again what memories. Cute girls sneaking out at night,and singing on the corner with friends.
One of my favorite songs!
I really love his songs
I like it aloh��
YOU COULD PICK JOHNNY'S FABULOUS VOICE OUT OF A MILLION!!!
Love this Song!!!' Great!!!!!
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. This is soscary put this on at least 5 songs in the next 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it actually works.
Better then music they play now,crazy rap,hard rock,n crap that don't make sense,hip hop music, ""just doo wop""listen to it alday.
Great voice.. This song and Oh gee
I remember when I waz 16 , it waz a nice birthday ¿? ####
Smooth as cream. An "integrated" ? group was a bit unusual for that time. Nice to know there was a beginning.
marvins39
r.i.p. johnny...gre a t voice
Great ban
We lost Mr. Johnny Maestro in 2010 due to cancer,but his music along with The Brooklyn Bridge will live on for ever.Thanks for sharing your talent.
dragonlady60 8 8
Grt music....grt times....... !
top of the line
WTF bruh I like this music but I'm on the Kendrick Lamar station and it completely changes genres!!!
Ah the sound of the fifties and sixties can't be beat.
Good song.
....in the still of the night...I held her tight...ever y t h i n g I knew...would be alright..... . a n d tonite....sh e ' l l be right by my side
There will never be another Johnny maestro.
The best of the best era
R & R Hall of Fame: You should close your doors for not inducting Mr. Maestro by this time!!!!!

JOHNNY MAESTRO WAS ONE OF THE TOP 3 BEST...WHAT A SHAME THAT CANCER TOOK HIM FROM US TOO SOON...SAW HIM IN PERSON 40 YEARS AGO AND HE SOUNDS THE SAME NOW.
I'm just a fool in love with you!! You and our angels forever and always
"Mom's love's this song" thank you Johnny , rest in peace...
I remember when I was a kid pops took me for a ride to ELA on a early Sat afternoon, his old neighborhood , popped in the 8 track to these songs & just drove around, about 40 yrs ago..
Earth Angel by Johnny MAESTRO. Woo. That's cool :-)
Privleded to see him in person 3 times when he performed at Memories in Rhode island. A true class act, he was the best of the best
Best ever Mr maestro
Best era ever the 50-s
Love it
Step by step my wife and I fell in love back in the 60's.
coolhandchri s 0 0 7
Reminds me of back to the future
Reminder me of when I was a teen. Love this kind of music..
Cool
The Crests always remind me of the blond crush that broke My heart back in the early 60's (very early, 1960 to be exact) Her name was Scheryl Stiles who married a friend of mine named Mike Pyle. According to a fried of Mine who I visited back in 69 they divorced and fell apart.
Sherry one of my very songs, named my youngest that name, vicki
I hate to break it to everyone but this song was not in the movie I think the song you're thinking of is earth angel
Learned to love,doo woo , due to Randy Thomas at highland park bowl.
elliotdennis
The epitome of Doo Wop singers!
h_hause
They play this song at the dance
h_hause
Watch back to the future
One of the best singers ever. Great songs, even greater memories.
What a voice and great
Memories
The good old days
Wonderful song
GREAT song
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