Thursday, March 25, 2010

Johnny Maestro, leader of the Brooklyn Bridge, has died

The Leader of the horn rock group, The Brooklyn Bridge, has passed due to his ongoing battle with cancer at age 70. Johnny was the also the lead singer of the interracial doowop group (how many can say that?), The Crests and hit #2 in early 1969 with Sixteen Candles. Ten years later he was back in the Top 10 with Worst That Could Happen, a combination of the Del Satins & the Rhythm Method combined to form The Brooklyn Bridge. Johnny continued playing with various formations of the band for decades.

Here's the band performing their big hit on Cousin Brucie's Rock N Roll Party:

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