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The Crests

Probably one of the most successful integrated doo wop organizations, the Crests waxed the basic ballad “16 Candles” in 1959. Shaped in 1956, they started recording another yr for Joyce, where they inched onto the pop lists with “Sweetest One.” Shifting towards the brand-new Coed logo design, Johnny Maestro’s (b. May 7, 1939) warm tenor produced “16 Candles” a nationwide smash, and pop/R&B hybrids like “The Angels Listened In” and “Detail by detail” also do well. Maestro proceeded to go single in 1960, rating the next yr with “Model Young lady” on Coed, as the Crests attemptedto survive independently. Maestro ultimately reclaimed stardom mainly because innovator of Brooklyn Bridge, an 11-piece aggregation that strike with “Most severe That CAN HAPPEN” in 1968.

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