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Tune into "Dark Side of the Highway" this Sunday (March 28) from 3 AM to 6 AM for a special memorial tribute to legendary doo-wop singer Johnny Maestro (1939-2010)...
Johnny Maestro was the lead vocalist of the popular late 1950's doo-wop group The Crests. Their big hits included "Sixteen Candles", "Step By Step", "Trouble in Paradise", and "The Angels Listened In". They were well noted for being one the first interracial doo-wop groups. Among their early members was Patricia Van Dross, older sister of future R&B legend Luther Vandross.
Maestro found fame again in the late 1960's as the lead vocalist of the pop vocal group The Brooklyn Bridge. They scored a big hit in 1968 with "The Worst That Could Happen", a song penned by famed songwriter Jimmy Webb and prevously recorded by The Fifth Dimension.
Johnny remained active for years performing numerous concerts on the oldies circuit. He died from cancer at the age of 70 on March 24, 2010 at his home in Cape Coral, Florida.