... Johnny Maestro (70) singer who performed the 1958 doo-wop hit "16 Candles” with The Crests and enjoyed a decades-long career with The Brooklyn Bridge. [1], The song tells about a man wishing well to a woman with whom he is still in love, but because the man was unwilling to settle down, she left him and is about to marry someone else who is more stable; the singer accepts the marriage but still feels that it is "the worst (thing) that could happen to (him)". George, Johnny And The Girlfriends / George, Johnny And The Pilots Flying Blue Angels (as G. Eddy) George, Johnny And The Girlfriends / George, Johnny And The Pilots - Flying Blue Angels / A Fiddle And A Bow (Single) 3 versions Although his steps were never flashy. ", And that is how the Brooklyn Bridge was formed without a resident of Brooklyn in the group. Jan 20, 2014 - Explore Marci Monaco's board "The Fabulous Greaseband - My hubby's band" on Pinterest. Maestro's keyboardist and backing vocalist during his metropolitan New York engagements. Şirket müzik albümleri, DVD'ler ve televizyon dizileri yapmaktadır. They performed disco until Wes Farrell, manager of the Partridge Family and the Cowsills, saw them. The Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge version appeared on the list of songs deemed inappropriate by Clear Channel following the September 11, 2001, attacks. "Nobody really knew what to do with us," Mr. The song was a major hit among both black and white audiences peaking at #2 on Billboard magazine's Hot R&B Sides chart and #8 on the Billboard Hot 100. "We got the outfits, blazers with crests on them. "The B side was '16 Candles.' And they segregated us on stage. The following is a list of notable deaths in March 2010.. "He's the best," said Danny Lehner, a businessman from Valley Stream who had booked the shows. Maestro listened to the radio and sing along with Johnny Ray and Frankie Laine. ", As a teen-ager Mr. Maestro said. "The greater part of Valley Stream are all his age. Through plaid jackets, Nehru jackets and no jackets he has performed the … "In 1970 the record sales started to drop," he said. It has been stated that, along with "MacArthur Park" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Worst That Could Happen" is about a relationship that Webb had had with a woman named Susan. He was 70 year old at the time of his death. The label showed the artist as Johnny Maestro The Voice of The Crests. Tite Curet suffered a heart attack on August 5, 2003, in Baltimore, Maryland. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. "My older brothers used to listen to him," Mr. Conklin said. Suspected heart attack: Johnny Maestro (Brooklyn Bridge) 70: March 24th, 2010: Cancer: Jim Marshall (Rock Photographer) 74: March 24th, 2010: Died in sleep: Peter Steele (Type O Negative) 48: April 14th, 2010: Heart failure: Ronnie James Dio: 67: May 16th, 2010: Stomach cancer: Paul Gray (Slipknot) 38: "We play before 150 to 18,000 people. What people don't know about him is how low key he is. When nostalgia became popular the Brooklyn Bridge was back in demand. "He was so reserved and very conservative. Warner had been the voice of the Cyclones for 11 years. 'Taller Than Frankie Valli', The scar made him seem tough in those early years in Manhattan. First Gold Record in '58. Through plaid jackets, Nehru jackets and no jackets he has performed the music of youth, even though the females straining at the ropes to sing along with him are no longer teen-agers, but mothers and grandmothers. He was 59 and lived in Abington, near Philadelphia. THERE was a time when he was the present, not the past. I was playing with a glass milk bottle and I cut myself." The label showed the artist as Johnny Maestro The Voice of The Crests. "Johnny B. Goode" is a 1958 rock and roll song written and originally performed by Chuck Berry. When he is home he usually is in the basement, recording in the studio that he built. Joining forces with Johnny Maestro, Mr. Palmer toured as Mr. "I don't know any of his songs," said Ms. Sulahian, who is in her 20's. They would put me on one side and the group on the other. Shout! '16 Candles' on the B Side. We just wanted to be heard. Mr. After beginning his career in the 1950s with the Crests, Maestro joined a local New York group, the Del-Satins. "For me the music never stopped," said Mr. This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. [4], Clear Channel following the September 11, 2001, attacks, List of 1960s one-hit wonders in the United States, "Worst That Could Happen by Brooklyn Bridge". "He looks up to me. Posted March 26, 2010

According to information a well known singer Johnny maestro has died. "We traveled the subways singing there, because of the good acoustics. With groups, first the Crests, and then the Brooklyn Bridge, he made gold records and suffered writer's cramp signing autographs. Now, sadly, his larynx is out of a job. We were always trying to get rid of him. It's a matter of taking care of the voice. ", On stage bounded the Brooklyn Bridge. Maestro said. "I figured we would find out what they liked. Sullivan said MAY-stroh.) Maestro commutes all over the East Coast. "You've got to be careful," he said. He learned that was not how it was in the South when they traveled there. At 55 and a grandfather, Mr. With eyes open Mr. ", Mr. Johnny Maestro [70]: American singer (The Crests and Brooklyn Bridge) 24 th March (cancer) Jim Marshall [74]: American Rock Photographer par excellence. "We didn't have a shower," he said, remembering his days growing up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It didn't say anything about getting paid. Before that he was with a group called the Midtown Tunnel. "We do 120 to 130 performances a year," a member of the group, Les Cauchi, 51, of Holtsville, said. [1]The song is one of Berry's most famous recordings, has been covered by many artists, and has received several honors and accolades. That's hard to tell when Mr. See more ideas about hubby, fabulous, folk dance. User Contribution. 2009 - Uriel Jones (Funk Brothers) - Heart attack (74) 2010 - Johnny Maestro (Crests, Brooklyn Bridge) - Cancer (70) ... 1945 - Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive - Johnny … "I liked his style," Mrs. Mastrangelo said. "We wanted him to be our lead singer, because he was one of the greatest singers around," said Fred Ferrara, 51, of Holbrook, who was first a Del Satin and then a founding member of the Brooklyn Bridge. Who knew? Maestro did weddings. Maestro said. The song was a major hit among both black and white audiences peaking at #2 on Billboard magazine's Hot R&B Sides chart and #8 on the Billboard Hot 100. That's hard to sell. Maestro said. ", Mr. We did other people's songs. Tragically, we lost Johnny Maestro to cancer in March 2010 and then original member Fred Ferrara suffered a fatal heart attack in October 2011. Mary Holt Sowers - 1.04k Followers, 2.53k Following, 17507 pins | You are welcome to pin as many as you would like. A lot of performers have. 2.8K likes. (It's MY-stroh. On a number of occasions he was the backup keyboardist for the First Family of Soul (a moniker later passed on to the Jackson 5), The Five Stairsteps. Maestro's voice, still strong and with such a distinct style, that draws the crowds. As the slow songs continued, eyes closed and fans returned to their youth. The lists includes performers, producer, songwriters and other occupations in rock and roll. See the article in its original context from. Maestro's biggest hit. Maestro doesn't remember why. Maestro died of … And the waitress said, 'We don't serve blacks.' But the music will live on thanks to a marvelous new DVD released in July 2012 entitled "An Intimate Evening with Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge: 40th Anniversary Edition" recorded at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA in 2006. Finally we asked. Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. Maestro asked to pick a song. We took the song and put our arrangement on it. It said we could make a record. From his two-story house near the South Shore Mall, Mr. We parked outside a diner; we walked in and sat down. On a given night they could be singing a capella at the Westbury Music Fair, an open field, the Meadowlands Arena or a town park. "I grew up listening to him in high school," Mrs. Cunningham said in between strokes of the swim, a dance. Suspected heart attack: Johnny Maestro (Brooklyn Bridge) 70: March 24th, 2010: Cancer: Jim Marshall (Rock Photographer) 74: March 24th, 2010: Died in sleep: Peter Steele (Type O Negative) 48: April 14th, 2010: Heart failure: Ronnie James Dio: 67: May 16th, 2010: Stomach cancer: Paul Gray (Slipknot) 38: "The first time we realized that something was different was driving into Baltimore. Originally recorded by the 5th Dimension on their 1967 album of nearly all-Jimmy Webb songs, The Magic Garden, "Worst That Could Happen" was later recorded by Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge and reached the Billboard Hot 100's top 40, at #38 on January 4, 1969, peaking at #3 on February 1-8, 1969. "We were a challenge to him. He doesn't say much at home. He died of a heart attack Dec. 8. The city recently lost one of its Strongest when sanitation worker Richard Timmins died of a heart attack earlier this month. "We're going to Woodstock, too," Ms. McCue said. When the group sang doo-wop, without accompaniment, there were standing ovations. "I liked the Fifth Dimension," he said. Maestro performed with a lounge group. His singing didn't start in a shower. Add Video Add Image "Johnny B. Goode" is a 1958 rock and roll song written and originally performed by Chuck Berry. Maestro said. "I get in a van. As he sang it at a concert in Fireman's Field in Valley Stream, fans like Bob Reichert of Ozone Park and Representative David Levy, Republican of Baldwin, sang along. Share; 15. "He said, 'This is my next group,' " Mr. He signed us with Buddha Records and then tried to change our music. And we were traveling all the time." Maestro decided to add instrumentalists. One young couple, Paul Conklin and Carol Sulahian of Rockville Centre, were at their first Maestro concert. ", Mr. Although height was never a problem, he said. "They did 'Runaround Sue' and 'The Wanderer.' " 'Couldn't Appear on TV Together'. Hajji Alejandro recorded a Tagalog version titled “Panakip-Butas” in 1977 in his Hajji album. After beginning his career in the 1950s with the Crests, Maestro joined a local New York group, the Del-Satins. That's how it was on the Lower East Side. We made up dance steps." Woods is the second member of The Hooters to pass away, joining Mindy Jostyn, the violinist and multi-instrumentalist who appeared on their 1993 MCA album Out of Body. Create & stream a free custom radio station based on the album For Collectors Only by Johnny Maestro, The Crests on iHeartRadio! Maestro, whose last name is really Mastrangelo and who lives in Bay Shore. Next to a model of a '57 Chevy, he pushes the buttons that re-records his group. But it does get weaker.". It was the end of the present and the beginning of the past. Woods is the second member of The Hooters to pass away, joining Mindy Jostyn, the violinist and multi-instrumentalist who appeared on their 1993 MCA album Out of Body. The van stops. "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada", "flavour of new zealand - search listener", "Top 100 Hits of 1969/Top 100 Songs of 1969", The Supremes Produced and Arranged by Jimmy Webb, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Worst_That_Could_Happen&oldid=997331150, Articles with dead external links from November 2018, Articles with permanently dead external links, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from February 2019, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Maestro's best friend. Tragically, we lost Johnny Maestro to cancer in March 2010 and then original member Fred Ferrara suffered a fatal heart attack in October 2011. Perhaps it served as a protective balance for his shyness, and shortness. he had a hit, 'The Madison.' Jackie Wilson Story | Lonely Teardrops Vinyl Record Memories When the words he sang were fresh to the ear, not etched into memory banks like Social Security numbers. In the beginning there was a woman in the group, Pat Vandross. "I'd rather see him than the Beatles," Mr. Reichert's wife, Linda, added. "We hold him in high regard," Mr. Reichert said. It was 1958, and the Crests soon had a hit. Then there was "Welcome Me Love" and "You'll Never Walk Alone." [citation needed], According to BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) the legal title of the song is "Worst That Could Happen. Johnny Maestro, The Crests. "We recorded a song called 'Beside You,' " he said. In 1961 the group split up. We have 11 people. Joining forces with Johnny Maestro, Mr. Palmer toured as Mr. His body was transported to Puerto Rico, where he was given a state funeral with an honor guard and wakes were held at three prestigious locations. johnny maestro is the best doo wop singer ever! ", Her parents, Tony and Louise DeMarzo, were amazed that she was going to marry a singer whom they used to listen to. I became famous, the father-in-law of Johnny Maestro. Thanks for stopping by. For 37 years Johnny Maestro has made a living as a rock-and-roll singer. "I don't smoke or drink. Here Are The 164 Songs That Were Banned From American Radio After 9/11 - We look at the songs deemed too “lyrically questionable” to play on the radio right after the 9/11 attacks. He died of an apparent heart attack while returning from lunch, in Dallas, Texas on March 25, 2010. Not many people in Bay Shore know that they have a celebrity in their midst. "I was a retired cop. "I can't really dance," he said. Johnny Maestro Obituary | Johnny Maestro Funeral | Legacy.com "He's my kind of rock-and-roll," Mr. Levy added. By Dennis Hevesi. "But the mailman's impressed," Mrs. Mastrangelo said. We couldn't appear on television together. "We were integrated. He moved from Staten Island to Long Island. He was 68. First they had to be discovered. Mr. Farina, who lives in East Islip, has remained Mr. In April 1961 Coed records released "What A Surprise". All these years later this tune still sends shivers up my spine. "He used to bug us. "[3], The Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge version appeared on the list of songs deemed inappropriate by Clear Channel following the September 11, 2001, attacks. As the group sang their oldies but goodies, they were surrounded by middle-age gyrations. 2. According to BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) the legal title of the song is "Worst That Could Happen." One night they have a dressing room. The next they have Porta Potties. "The Crests never made money on any record. Different Personality at Home. Fame for the group came so fast "that you didn't really understand it. Fans like Bobby Dignon, 49, of Floral Park, and Joanne McCue, 45, of Baldwin, were doing the stomp, the bop, the stroll, the swim and the pony. Johnny Maestro Heart Attack. 11/10/2010 [1] The song is one of Berry's most famous recordings, has been covered by many artists, and has received several honors and accolades. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. Many were quite young at the age of death. We couldn't figure out why no one would wait on us. "And there was nothing I could do about it." Maestro would sleep in one hotel and his group in another. Their CD's and cassettes are sold at concerts. He is buried in Santa Maria Magdelena de Pazzis Cemetery in Old San Juan. "And they had recorded 'The Worst That Could Happen.' A typical entry lists information in the following sequence: Name, age, country of citizenship at birth, subsequent country of citizenship (if applicable), reason for … The Crests had seven hits, among them "The Angels Listened In" "Trouble in Paradise" and "Step by Step." We never got paid. 11/10/2010 Maestro is reliving his. "There were three blacks, one Puerto Rican," he said, "and I was the Eye-talian." He's the Perry Como of rock-and-roll.". For 37 years Johnny Maestro has made a living as a rock-and-roll singer. "He sang at my 16th birthday," said his wife, Grace, 45. "David won't dance, except to Johnny Maestro," Mr. Levy's wife, Tracy Burgess, said. "That he was in the Mafia or that he was in some knife fight when he was growing up. "Worst That Could Happen" is a song with lyrics and music written by singer-songwriter Jimmy Webb. Maestro said. That remarkable, great voice has been silenced. The ensemble became Johnny Maestro, the Del Satins and the Rhythm Method." Maestro said. Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge while they performed at the Great American Cafe in Valley Stream. There was a time when Johnny Maestro was a big-time rock-and-roll star. Mr. Reichert's, too. When rock-and-roll made its debut he became part of a neighborhood group. "So we decided we'd pick a new one," Mr. ", It became Mr. Rhythm and blues music groups from the United States.American R&B groups active during the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and/or 2010s should be categorized under … They had to drink at separate water fountains. "I love his voice.". Maestro's keyboardist and backing vocalist during his metropolitan New York engagements. His name was Al Browne. "I couldn't believe it," he said. ", The truth, Mr. When you use it, it stays. Create & stream a free custom radio station based on the album For Collectors Only by Johnny Maestro, The Crests on iHeartRadio! 2009 - Uriel Jones (Funk Brothers) - Heart attack (74) 2010 - Johnny Maestro (Crests, Brooklyn Bridge) - Cancer (70) ... 1945 - Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive - Johnny … "We were sitting around the office, and someone said: 'This going to be difficult. "Sunday is a big eating day," he had explained, "and black makes you look thin.". March 26, 2010; Johnny Maestro, the pure-toned tenor who as the lead singer … After the Crests broke up, Mr. One day someone came up to us and gave us his card. ", The next year Mr. It's easier to sell the Brooklyn Bridge. "Without Johnny we wouldn't have the stature," said Martin D'Amico of Copiague, who has been with the Bridge since 1975. It was released as a single and was a big hit in the Philippines. Ed Sullivan mispronounced his name. Maestro said. The Brooklyn Cyclones have been left speechless. He also doesn't remember thinking it unusual that the Crests were integrated. "They had been backup singers for Dion after he left the Belmonts," Mr. Through 1968 and 1969 the Bridge was hot. All the cops liked Johnny. On the group's first record, the B side -- the side that no one thinks will be the hit -- was a song called "My Juanita." After a switch to Coed Records, they made a second record. At a segregated hotel he met Johnny Farina of Santo & Johnny, a brother act with a hit instrumental called "Sleepwalk." Maestro was a child of the 50's, graduating from high school in 1957. Women like Anne Cunningham of Valley Stream, who at 53, acted 17 as she danced wildly before Mr. 2010-03-17 Alex Chilton, US rock guitarist and vocalist (Box Tops), dies of a heart attack at 59; 2010-03-24 Johnny Maestro, American rock vocalist (Crests-16 Candles, Brooklyn Bridge), dies at 70; 2010-07-06 Harvey Fuqua, American rock vocalist (Moonglows-Sincerely), dies at 80 My mother says I was 2 or 3 when I got it. At a wedding gig at the Narragansett Inn in Lindenhurst he met his second wife, a waitress, Grace. This is a list of deaths of rock and roll artists. "I plant my feet and I basically say, 'Take it, guys.' "Worst" stayed at the top of the charts. "I sang 'Mule Train,' " he said. Timmins, 46, was on his Queens route at Parsons Blvd. R.I.P JOHNNY MAESTRO. 2009 - Uriel Jones (Funk Brothers) - Heart attack (74) 2010 - Johnny Maestro (Crests, Brooklyn Bridge) - Cancer (70) 2012 - Nick Noble (85) On This Day. The Crest and their lead singer Johnny Maestro, who led The Brooklyn Bridge in the ‘60s, hit it big in 1957 when the group’s classic, “16 Candles” reached No. He helped us sign a record contract. "She was Luther's older sister," Mr. Where one can see Mr. "We did local parties," he said, "dances, anything we could. 2010-03-17 Alex Chilton, US rock guitarist and vocalist (Box Tops), dies of a heart attack at 59 2010-03-24 Johnny Maestro, American rock vocalist (Crests-16 Candles, Brooklyn Bridge), dies at 70 2010-07-06 Harvey Fuqua, American rock vocalist (Moonglows-Sincerely), dies at 80 They listened to the radio when they were growing up, and Johnny was on it.". Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge varies from Madison Square Garden to the Mount Airy Lodge in the Poconos. She meant the record, not the man. Maestro wore black. Maestro belts out "The Worst That Could Happen," the Brooklyn Bridge's biggest hit. I got one check that was for $17." It merged with a Long Island band, the Rhythm Method, to form Johnny Maestro … "Worst That Could Happen" is a song with lyrics and music written by singer-songwriter Jimmy Webb. ", "You don't know where you are half the time," Mr. It merged with a Long Island band, the Rhythm Method, to form Johnny Maestro … "We did the Dick Clark shows," Mr. "He flipped it over and started playing it," Mr. We said, 'That's the name!' "I sang in the school bathroom because of the acoustics.". 2.8K likes. He died of a heart attack Dec. 8. Warner Fusselle died on Sunday night after apparently suffering a heart attack. It has been more than 20 years since the gold records ceased, but not the autograph seekers. 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Big Pun Also On Global Grind: "It made it on the city r-and-b charts," Mr. We were listening to Alan Freed, who played mostly r-and-b, groups like the Flamingos and the Harptones. Maestro said, "is that I don't really remember. "This was the time of Little Rock, Ark., and we were performing there. "He called us the Brooklyn Bridge combo." This page was last edited on 31 December 2020, at 01:01. Freed did. Johnny Maestro could be singing rock-and-roll into his 60's and 70's. Johnny Maestro, Brooklyn Bridge Singer, Dies at 70. ABOUT LONG ISLAND; For Johnny Maestro, the Music Never Stopped. johnny maestro is the best doo wop singer ever! He had us sing 'The Little Red Boat by the River.' He is a short man -- 5 feet 6 inches, he says -- and known for a large scar on his lip. "Johnny B. Goode" is a 1958 rock and roll song written and originally performed by Chuck Berry. He is so different from his personality on stage. He had three children, Brad, Tracy and Lisa. If My Heart Could Write A Letter. The Long Island Music Hall Of Fame have announced a special New Year’s Eve “Best Of The Awards Galas” TV special. [2], The song is noted for the quoting of Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" from the incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream, which is heard at the end; in the Brooklyn Bridge version this is played by a handful of trumpets, while in the Fifth Dimension track, it is played by an electric organ. He rode in limousines, and girls screamed. You can't abuse your voice. "I knew all his songs," Mr. DeMarzo said. Mr. The show, which will air on December 31 at 9 p.m. EST on Ne The song was a major hit among both black and white audiences peaking at #2 on Billboard magazine's Hot R&B Sides chart and #8 on the Billboard Hot 100. Mr. All these years later this tune still sends shivers up my spine. "I'm taller than Frankie Valli of the Four Seasons," he said. Factory 2003 yılında Richard Foos (Rhino Records kurucularından), Bob Emmer (eski, Warner Music Group ve Rhino yöneticilerinden) ve Garson Foos (eski Rhino yöneticisi) tarafından kurulan medya şirketidir. It is Mr. They became the Crests. "You wouldn't believe the stories they make up about how he got his scar," his wife said. Maestro still makes women swoon when he sings "16 Candles.". I get out and I sing.". In April 1961 Coed records released "What A Surprise". In 1966 the Del Satins asked him to be their lead singer. Roles in the films The Midnight Kiss and The Toast of New Orleans helped him to sell millions of records. TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. An alcoholic and compulsive overeater, he died of a heart attack at the age of 38, in 1959. Maestro recalled. The residents of Valley Stream were certainly impressed as he and his group performed two concerts recently. It's hello-goodbye to his wife, his children, his wife's children and a great Dane named Shikira. "We performed that on Ed Sullivan," he said. R.I.P JOHNNY MAESTRO. The name didn't make it. Tragically, we lost Johnny Maestro to cancer in March 2010 and then original member Fred Ferrara suffered a fatal heart attack in October 2011. The way he looks at it, it's not the worst that could happen. The audience was segregated, blacks on one side whites on other. Mr. Addition of Instrumentalists. When will it end? He was 59 and lived in Abington, near Philadelphia. On a number of occasions he was the backup keyboardist for the First Family of Soul (a moniker later passed on to the Jackson 5), The Five Stairsteps. But the man sounds almost exactly as he did 36 years ago, when he recorded "Candles," his first gold record. Rock-And-Roll, '' the Brooklyn Bridge, he died of a neighborhood group it. `` 's keyboardist backing... 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