Mr. Doo Wop, Johnny Maestro died late yesterday after a long illness…..He became popular with his first group The Crests with their big hit Sixteen Candles, one of many…He was with The Brooklyn Bridge from the late 60’s until present. and wrote many songs for his group and others………..I saw him many times live ………He will be sorely missed in the music world ……………… 😥 …………….
I was honore to MC two shows Johnny did for the Volunteer Firemans Association
I was president of at the time, ( the association did Oldie shows for 25 yrs straight)
he was a performer and with the Brooklyn Bridge
did not cut anything out of his performances for the Doo Woper’s in the audiance,
no matter if he did a show at a local high school or Radio City Music Hall,
he had you leaving the show spell bound,
he will be missed,
I got this link from Anthony C.
please read it,
went to his shows a few times , the last i saw him was about 9 years ago at playland in rye , N.Y. , it was I think the best show I ever went to , 2 hours none stop , and his voice was still as good as it was 40 years ago , he definately will be missed , he had a very large following… Billy
Billy me and Ozzie caught him years ago in the Bronx on some place on Boston Post Road that used to be a Bowling Alley. A great show.Man he had some voice even Ozzie kept quite …… I’ll call you tomorrow Riz~~
My Brother And I did the Sound System for him once at Tavern on the Green-NYC..hosted by Alen Freed. Late sixties …boy how did I remember that .?