A system error has occurred. Maestro remained an active performer as a member of Brooklyn Bridge into the 2000s. The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional. This flower has been reported and will not be visible while under review. Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. You can still file a request but no one will be notified. If a new volunteer signs up in your requested photo location, they may see your existing request and take the photo. Carter selected vocalist Johnny Mastrangelo (1939-2010) (shortened to Johnny Mastro and later to Johnny Maestro) as lead vocalist. Are you sure that you want to delete this memorial? Sorry! Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. To view a photo in more detail or edit captions for photos you added, click the photo to open the photo viewer. He was the lead singer of the music groups The Crests and Brooklyn Bridge. He was the lead singer in The Crests, formed in 1956. Johnny Maestro (later the leader of The Brooklyn Bridge) first came to fame as the lead singer of the group The Crests. Thanks for your help! The Crests discography and songs: Music profile for The Crests, formed 1956. 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. Included are the major hits "16 Candles", "Step-By-Step", "The Angels Listened In" and fifteen others. Failed to report flower. On the vast majority of these tracks, this can be heard as a slight breakup or brittleness during loud passages or when Johnny Maestro hits a high note. Oops, some error occurred while uploading your photo(s). Please try again later. Make sure that the file is a photo. GREAT NEWS! Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend. Róisín Marie Murphy (/ r oʊ ˈ ʃ iː n /; Irish: [ɾˠoːˈʃiːnʲ]; born 5 July 1973) is an Irish singer-songwriter and record producer. Vocalist. Oops, something didn't work. The Crests were a New York R&B doo-wop group, formed by bass vocalist JT Carter in the mid 1950s. |  For help using the website visit our help page or contact support@findagrave.com. Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. Try again later. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account. There is a problem with your email/password. Many fans are aware that the group was the coming together of two groups, The Del-Satins and The Rhythm Method, at a “battle of the bands” at Cloud Nine, a bar and lounge on Long Island. Johnny Maestro was the lead singer of one of the first mixed-race vocal groups to achieve success in the US charts. You need a Find a Grave account to add things to this site. Lead vocalist Maestro left to pursue a solo career, later regaining stardom as the leas singer of The Brooklyn Bridge (whose “The Worst That Could Happen” became a million seller). Publicity Listings 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). Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. Failed to delete memorial. The Crests soldiered on as they changed various personnel. You may not upload any more photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 20 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 5 photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 30 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 20 photos to this memorial. Maestro continues to appear in oldies shows, both solo and with different versions of The Brooklyn Bridge. If you have questions, please contact support@findagrave.com. based on information from your browser. The group was Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Lead singer of the Crests and Brooklyn Bridge. By 1957 they were recording for Joyce Records and achieved their first minor pop hit with ‘Sweetest One’. He became good friends with Johnny Maestro, the original lead singer of The Crests and eventually joined the group. Save to an Ancestry Tree, a virtual cemetery, your clipboard for pasting or Print. Flowers added to the memorial appear on the bottom of the memorial or here on the Flowers tab. All photos uploaded successfully, click on the Done button to see the photos in the gallery. Your Scrapbook is currently empty. Singer Johnny Maestro, who performed the 1958 doo-wop hit "16 Candles" with The Crests and enjoyed a decades-long career with The Brooklyn Bridge, has died of … The Crests were a popular New York City R&B musical group of the late 1950s, often thought to be another all-black teenage-sound band, they were in fact about as integrated as a group could get, with four men (two of them black, one Puerto Rican and one Italian) and one black female. Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? He joined a group called “Bubba and the Bubbles” and a career was born. Gerry Marsden, the lead singer of the 1960s British group Gerry and the Pacemakers, has died. or don't show this again—I am good at figuring things out. This interview is by Mike Ragogna, music reviewer for The Huffington Post, who recently spoke with JT Carter of The Crests, one of the great doo wop groups.. Mike Ragogna: Your group is a very important part of history as the first racially integrated music group of the fifties.Tell me how the group came together. Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. Singer Johnny Maestro, who performed the 1958 doo-wop hit "16 Candles" with The Crests and enjoyed a decades-long career with The Brooklyn Bridge, has died of cancer. Are you adding a grave photo that will fulfill this request? Originally formed at a Manhattan junior high school, The Crests first came to fame with Johnny Maestro as their lead singer. Johnny Maestro, 70, a singer who performed the 1958 doo-wop hit "16 Candles" with the Crests and enjoyed a decades-long career with the Brooklyn Bridge, died Wednesday of cancer in Florida, according to Les Cauchi, a friend and original Brooklyn Bridge member. We do not have any photo volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. Place the pin on the map to plot a location. You have chosen this person to be their own family member. Maestro was born John Mastrangelo on May 7, 1939, in New York City and grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Include gps location with grave photos where possible. Resend Activation Email. New York City -born Johnny Maestro (born John Peter Mastrangelo aka Johnny Mastro, Johnny Masters; May 7, 1939 – March 24, 2010) began his career in 1957 as the original lead singer of The Crests, one of the first interracial groups of the recording industry. Edit a memorial you manage or suggest changes to the memorial manager. Please reset your password. After Maestro’s death in 2010, and with his blessing, Mara became lead singer for the Crests. The email does not appear to be a valid email address. Your new password must contain one or more uppercase and lowercase letters, and one or more numbers or special characters. January 3, 2021 / 4:15 PM / AP Official Sites, Member of the 1950s vocal group The Del-Satins (although he didn't sing with them until the 1960s), lead singer in the 1950s/1960s group, View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro, (1964 - For Edits select Suggest Edits on the memorial page. Musician Interview. Oops, we were unable to send the email. He was the lead singer in The Crests, formed in 1956. 1. GREAT NEWS! Carter and Patricia Van Dross. Lead singer of The Crests and The Brooklyn Bridge, Johnny Maestro was born on May 7, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY and died of cancer on March 24, 2010. Website of Tommy Mara and The Crests. Tommy Marascuillo moved to Florida and became Tommy Mara. In 1968 he combined two groups, The Del-Satins--for whom he sang in the 1960s and who had provided back-up on several of Dion DiMucci's hit records in the 1960s--and a Long Island group called Rhythm Method into an 11-piece band and renamed them The Brooklyn Bridge. Headed by the lead tenor of Johnny Mastro (Johnny Mastrangelo, 7 May 1930, USA), the rest of the band comprised Harold Torres, Talmadge Gough, J.T. He joined a group called “Bubba and the Bubbles” and a career was born. Mara was Carter's lead vocalist at the time, and now continues the group without Carter. He was 78 years old. Chico Torres was a member of the Crests, whose lead singer, Johhny Mastrangelo, would later gain fame under the name Johnny Maestro. ( divorced) ( 3 children). Drag images here or select from your computer for Johnny Maestro memorial. He managed to place some of his songs in the top 20, but his solo career didn't go much beyond that. Carter selected vocalist Johnny Mastrangelo (1939-2010) (shortened to Johnny Mastro and later to Johnny Maestro) as lead vocalist. To suggest a correction or addition, visit the memorial page and click Suggest Edits. Your account has been locked for 30 minutes due to too many failed sign in attempts. Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA. Manhattan (Lower East Side) native Johnny Maestro (born John Mastrangelo) has the distinction of being in three top-selling vocal groups dating back to the early days of rock-and-roll: The Del-Satins and The Crests in the 1950s and The Brooklyn Bridge in the 1960s and 1970s. The group's beginnings are music legend - they were discovered singing in a subway car by a mysterious woman who gave them the business card of Al Browne, the orchestra leader who gave them their first big break. Are you sure that you want to delete this photo? Please select a county or city to continue. He auditioned over 200 singers, finally settling on lead Bill Damon, Greg Sereck, and Dennis Ray and New York drummer Jon Ihle. GREAT NEWS! Please contact Find a Grave at support@findagrave.com if you need help resetting your password. Thank you for fulfilling this photo request. Plese check the I'm not a robot checkbox.'. T Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried. Founded by J.T. The Crests were a New York R&B doo-wop group in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Try again later. Their most popular song, "16 Candles," rose to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1959, selling over one million copies, earning a gold disc. Close this window, and upload the photo(s) again. Also an additional 2 volunteers within fifty miles. We have a volunteer within fifty miles of your requested photo location. Maestro was not a solo act or singing lead for The Crests when he formed The Brooklyn Bridge. But before that, Maestro – billed as Johnny Mastro – was the lead singer of The Crests. This memorial has been copied to your clipboard. Maestro left The Crests in 1960 and recorded on his own (although The Crests backed him up on several of his records). Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. You are bidding on Stan Mayo Lead Singer of The Crests with hit singles like "16 Candles" and Step by Step hand signed (PERSONALIZED as shown) AUTHENTIC Original autographed 3"x 5" White Index Card.. They had some minor hits after that. 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. Family members linked to this person will appear here. JT Carter: Well I’ll tell you, it was pretty easy. After Maestro’s death in 2010, and with his blessing, Mara became lead singer for the Crests. Try again. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. The Crests were discovered in 1956 while singing in the New York City Subway by the wife of orchestra leader Al Browne. Genres: Doo-Wop. He was the lead singer of the music groups The Crests and Brooklyn Bridge. He was the lead singer in The Crests, formed in 1956. Johnny Maestro was the lead singer of one of the first mixed-race vocal groups to achieve success in the US charts. Brooklyn Bridge; The Crests; MERCHANDISE The Crests were a New York R&B doo-wop group in the late 1950s and early 1960s. |  A.k.a. We have set your language to You are only allowed to leave one flower per day for any given memorial. Try again later. If you notice a problem with the translation, please send a message to feedback@findagrave.com and include a link to the page and details about the problem. Best known solo hit songs include "Model Girl" (1961). Albums include American Graffiti, The Doo Wop Box, and 16 Candles / Beside You. He became good friends with Johnny Maestro, the original lead singer of The Crests and eventually joined the group. Add to your scrapbook. This account has been disabled. Enter a valid email address and a feedback message. No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. Here you can find event information, guestbook, and how to join mailing list. Doo-wop - Wikipedia Other highlights include the Crests' "Sixteen Candles" and three songs from the group's so-called "angel series," "The Angels Listened In," "Pretty Little Angel," and "Trouble in Paradise". We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. Gerry Marsden, the British singer and lead singer of Gerry and the Pacemakers, who was … 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. Manhattan (Lower East Side) native Johnny Maestro (born John Mastrangelo) has the distinction of being in three top-selling vocal groups dating back to the early days of rock-and-roll: The Del-Satins and The Crests in the 1950s and The Brooklyn Bridge in the 1960s and 1970s. One of the black members, Patricia Van Dross, was a sister of future romantic soul singer Luther Van Dross. Manhattan (Lower East Side) native Johnny Maestro (born John Mastrangelo) has the distinction of being in three top-selling vocal groups dating back to the early days of rock-and-roll: The Del-Satins and The Crests in the 1950s and The Brooklyn Bridge in the 1960s and 1970s.He was the lead singer in The Crests, formed in 1956. Gerry Marsden, lead singer of British band Gerry and the Pacemakers, has died at 78 after a short illness. 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. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. The Crests were a popular New York City R&B musical group of the late 1950s, often thought to be another all-black teenage-sound band, they were in fact about as integrated as a group could get, with four men (two of them black, one Puerto Rican and one Italian) and one black female. Singer Johnny Maestro, who performed the 1958 doo-wop hit "16 Candles" with The Crests and enjoyed a decades-long career with The Brooklyn Bridge, has died of cancer. Johnny Maestro, Actor: Hair. × Failed to remove flower. March 26, 2010 Johnny Maestro, the pure-toned tenor who as the lead singer for the Crests, the Del-Satins and the Brooklyn Bridge recorded rock ’n’ … - IMDb Mini Biography By: Vocalist. An email has been sent to the person who requested the photo informing them that you have fulfilled their request, There is an open photo request for this memorial. Manhattan (Lower East Side) native Johnny Maestro (born John Mastrangelo) has the distinction of being in three top-selling vocal groups dating back to the early days of rock-and-roll: The Del-Satins and The Crests in the 1950s and The Brooklyn Bridge in the 1960s and 1970s. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. Lead singer of The Crests and The Brooklyn Bridge, Johnny Maestro was born on May 7, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY and died of cancer on March 24, 2010. Use the links under “See more…” to quickly search for other people with the same last name in the same cemetery, city, county, etc. The Italian-American Mastro was joined in the integrated group by African-American first tenor Talmadge “Tommy” Gough and bass singer J.T. Carter, the group included Talmadge "Tommy" Gough (1939-2014), Harold "Chico" Torres (deceased) and Patricia Van Dross (1943-1993) (older sister of R&B singer Luther Vandross). This album captures the magic of the golden years for the group, when they were regulars at the top of the charts. During the early 1960s he left The Crests to pursue a solo career, also becoming a member of the group The Del-Satins. ). Verify and try again. We have a volunteer within ten miles of your requested photo location. He was singing lead for The Del-Satins. Johnny Maestro, the Voice of the Crests. He sold the trademarks to The Crests name to Tommy Mara in the late 1990s. Carter, and Puerto Rican second tenor Harold “Chico” Torres. He was the lead singer in The Crests, formed in 1956. GREAT NEWS! Carter continued the group well into the 1990s. He was the lead singer of the music groups The Crests and Brooklyn Bridge. CRESTS - For Collectors Only - Amazon.com Music ... these recordings had some over modulation in the voice of the lead singer. 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Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5. There was an error deleting this problem. Thanks for using Find a Grave, if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you. We have 2 volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. That group, renowned for its smooth harmonies that typified the "doo-wop" sound of the 1950s, had several big hits, among them the classic "Sixteen Candles" in 1958, but they also charted with "Step By Step," "The Angels Listened In" and "Trouble in Paradise." Also an additional volunteer within fifty miles. Year should not be greater than current year. Their first record was also their biggest, "The Worst That Could Happen." Your password must be at least 8 characters, Please check the I'm not a robot checkbox, If you want to be a Photo Volunteer you must enter a ZIP Code or select your location on the map. 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. LONDON — Gerry Marsden, lead singer of the 1960s British group Gerry and the Pacemakers that had such hits as “Ferry Cross the Mersey” and the song that became the anthem of … ?) Are you sure that you want to remove this flower? Tommy Marascuillo moved to Florida and became Tommy Mara. Try again later.