Johnny Maestro (John Peter Mastrangelo) 1939-2010 Italian American Lead Singer for the Brooklyn Bridge
10|04|09Church services were held today at St. Mary's Church on Main Street in East Islip, Long Island, for John Peter Mastrangelo, son of Salvatoreand Grace Mastrangelo. Johnny Maestro, as he was known professionally, was born in the lower East side of Manhattan on May 7, 1939. As the lead singer for the Crests, the first major interracial recording group, composed of three African-Americans, a Puerto Rican; the Del-Satins, and the Brooklyn Bridge, he recorded some of America's most beloved rock 'n' roll hits such as "Sixteen Candles" and "The Worst That Could Happen."
He was 70 when he died on March 24. A Memorial/Celebration for Johnny Maestro will be held on Sunday, Aprill 11, at the Kupferberg Performing Arts Center's Colden Auditorium at Queens College. Our sympathy to Johnny's family, including his wife Grace, daughters, Tracy and Lisa, and son Brad.
Long live rock 'n' roll. . . .
"For as long there are people who remember and appreciate doo-wop music there will be fond memories of Johnny Maestro for his work with the Crests and with the Brooklyn Bridge"