Tag Archives: Johnny Mastro

The Crests – Sixteen Candles

The Crests – Sixteen Candles The Crests: a New York R&B doo-wop group, formed in the mid 1950s. Their most popular song, “16 Candles,” #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1959 sold over one million copies. Lead Vocals by Johnny Mastrangelo (Johnny Maestro). Everybody Loves Italian    Everybody Loves Italian Dominic & Frank forever committed […]

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Johnny Maestro and The Crests – “Step By Step”

The Crests “Step By Step” * Good old fashioned Doo Wop street corners sound from Johnny Mastrangelo and the Crests. Lead singer Johnny Mastrangelo’s vocal recording style (shortened to Johnny Mastro and later to Johnny Maestro) became instantly recognizable, and a juke box favorite of national teen audiences. Maestro’s quality vocals, great song selections, and […]

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