Death of Johnny Maestro

May 7, 1939 - March 24, 2010
Florida | Age 70

'16 Candles' singer dies at 70
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By KILEY ARMSTRONG, Associated Press Writer


Singer Johnny Maestro, who performed the 1958 doo-wop hit "16 Candles" with The Crests and enjoyed a decades-long career with The Brooklyn Bridge, has died of cancer. He was 70.

Les Cauchi, a friend and original Brooklyn Bridge member, said Maestro—born John Mastrangelo—died late Wednesday in Florida. His last residence was in Cape Coral, Fla.

After beginning his career in the 1950s with The Crests—one...

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