Maestro said, "is that I don't really remember. R.I.P JOHNNY MAESTRO. When the words he sang were fresh to the ear, not etched into memory banks like Social Security numbers. He is a short man -- 5 feet 6 inches, he says -- and known for a large scar on his lip. "Johnny B. Goode" is a 1958 rock and roll song written and originally performed by Chuck Berry. All these years later this tune still sends shivers up my spine. Johnny Maestro Obituary | Johnny Maestro Funeral | Legacy.com Woods is the second member of The Hooters to pass away, joining Mindy Jostyn, the violinist and multi-instrumentalist who appeared on their 1993 MCA album Out of Body. The residents of Valley Stream were certainly impressed as he and his group performed two concerts recently. "Worst" stayed at the top of the charts. 2010-03-17 Alex Chilton, US rock guitarist and vocalist (Box Tops), dies of a heart attack at 59 2010-03-24 Johnny Maestro, American rock vocalist (Crests-16 Candles, Brooklyn Bridge), dies at 70 2010-07-06 Harvey Fuqua, American rock vocalist (Moonglows-Sincerely), dies at 80 Hajji Alejandro recorded a Tagalog version titled “Panakip-Butas” in 1977 in his Hajji album. "We didn't have a shower," he said, remembering his days growing up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. "I plant my feet and I basically say, 'Take it, guys.' Joining forces with Johnny Maestro, Mr. Palmer toured as Mr. "And they had recorded 'The Worst That Could Happen.' 2009 - Uriel Jones (Funk Brothers) - Heart attack (74) 2010 - Johnny Maestro (Crests, Brooklyn Bridge) - Cancer (70) 2012 - Nick Noble (85) On This Day. [citation needed], According to BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) the legal title of the song is "Worst That Could Happen. His singing didn't start in a shower. When he is home he usually is in the basement, recording in the studio that he built. "We wanted him to be our lead singer, because he was one of the greatest singers around," said Fred Ferrara, 51, of Holbrook, who was first a Del Satin and then a founding member of the Brooklyn Bridge. Their CD's and cassettes are sold at concerts. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Mr. When the group sang doo-wop, without accompaniment, there were standing ovations. 2009 - Uriel Jones (Funk Brothers) - Heart attack (74) 2010 - Johnny Maestro (Crests, Brooklyn Bridge) - Cancer (70) ... 1945 - Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive - Johnny … Although his steps were never flashy. Perhaps it served as a protective balance for his shyness, and shortness. His name was Al Browne. R.I.P JOHNNY MAESTRO. "He's the best," said Danny Lehner, a businessman from Valley Stream who had booked the shows. We made up dance steps." "Nobody really knew what to do with us," Mr. "He was so reserved and very conservative. You can't abuse your voice. He is buried in Santa Maria Magdelena de Pazzis Cemetery in Old San Juan. Johnny Maestro, Brooklyn Bridge Singer, Dies at 70. Maestro said. "I don't know any of his songs," said Ms. Sulahian, who is in her 20's. The Crests had seven hits, among them "The Angels Listened In" "Trouble in Paradise" and "Step by Step." He moved from Staten Island to Long Island. "I liked the Fifth Dimension," he said. It has been more than 20 years since the gold records ceased, but not the autograph seekers. Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. My mother says I was 2 or 3 when I got it. It's hello-goodbye to his wife, his children, his wife's children and a great Dane named Shikira. Fans like Bobby Dignon, 49, of Floral Park, and Joanne McCue, 45, of Baldwin, were doing the stomp, the bop, the stroll, the swim and the pony. Through plaid jackets, Nehru jackets and no jackets he has performed the music of youth, even though the females straining at the ropes to sing along with him are no longer teen-agers, but mothers and grandmothers. Where one can see Mr. ", And that is how the Brooklyn Bridge was formed without a resident of Brooklyn in the group. It is Mr. We parked outside a diner; we walked in and sat down. Originally recorded by the 5th Dimension on their 1967 album of nearly all-Jimmy Webb songs, The Magic Garden, "Worst That Could Happen" was later recorded by Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge and reached the Billboard Hot 100's top 40, at #38 on January 4, 1969, peaking at #3 on February 1-8, 1969. Posted March 26, 2010

According to information a well known singer Johnny maestro has died. This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. Maestro's keyboardist and backing vocalist during his metropolitan New York engagements. By Dennis Hevesi. 2010-03-17 Alex Chilton, US rock guitarist and vocalist (Box Tops), dies of a heart attack at 59; 2010-03-24 Johnny Maestro, American rock vocalist (Crests-16 Candles, Brooklyn Bridge), dies at 70; 2010-07-06 Harvey Fuqua, American rock vocalist (Moonglows-Sincerely), dies at 80 "Worst That Could Happen" is a song with lyrics and music written by singer-songwriter Jimmy Webb. That remarkable, great voice has been silenced. [1], The song tells about a man wishing well to a woman with whom he is still in love, but because the man was unwilling to settle down, she left him and is about to marry someone else who is more stable; the singer accepts the marriage but still feels that it is "the worst (thing) that could happen to (him)". "We were a challenge to him. Tragically, we lost Johnny Maestro to cancer in March 2010 and then original member Fred Ferrara suffered a fatal heart attack in October 2011. With eyes open Mr. The van stops. Different Personality at Home. In 1966 the Del Satins asked him to be their lead singer. "Worst That Could Happen" is a song with lyrics and music written by singer-songwriter Jimmy Webb. Maestro said. "So we decided we'd pick a new one," Mr. We said, 'That's the name!' "We do 120 to 130 performances a year," a member of the group, Les Cauchi, 51, of Holtsville, said. The show, which will air on December 31 at 9 p.m. EST on Ne At 55 and a grandfather, Mr. Roles in the films The Midnight Kiss and The Toast of New Orleans helped him to sell millions of records. ", The truth, Mr. "I'd rather see him than the Beatles," Mr. Reichert's wife, Linda, added. On a number of occasions he was the backup keyboardist for the First Family of Soul (a moniker later passed on to the Jackson 5), The Five Stairsteps. That's hard to tell when Mr. he had a hit, 'The Madison.' First they had to be discovered. Add Video Add Image "Johnny B. Goode" is a 1958 rock and roll song written and originally performed by Chuck Berry. "I don't smoke or drink. When rock-and-roll made its debut he became part of a neighborhood group. "[3], The Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge version appeared on the list of songs deemed inappropriate by Clear Channel following the September 11, 2001, attacks. "Sunday is a big eating day," he had explained, "and black makes you look thin.". Women like Anne Cunningham of Valley Stream, who at 53, acted 17 as she danced wildly before Mr. It merged with a Long Island band, the Rhythm Method, to form Johnny Maestro … 11/10/2010 I became famous, the father-in-law of Johnny Maestro. We just wanted to be heard. He doesn't say much at home. He was 59 and lived in Abington, near Philadelphia. Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge while they performed at the Great American Cafe in Valley Stream. Maestro said. He was 70 year old at the time of his death. [1] The song is one of Berry's most famous recordings, has been covered by many artists, and has received several honors and accolades. Jan 20, 2014 - Explore Marci Monaco's board "The Fabulous Greaseband - My hubby's band" on Pinterest. "There were three blacks, one Puerto Rican," he said, "and I was the Eye-talian." 'Beside You, ' `` he said a model of a heart attack at age... Style, that draws the crowds Del Satins and the Brooklyn Bridge combo. remember it. 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