Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Johnny Maestro Dies: It’s the Worst that Could Happen


Johnny Maestro, lead singer of the Brooklyn Bridge, and famed vocalist from the 50s and 60s has passed away. He was 70 and had been fighting cancer.

The Brooklyn Bridge is in every Hall of Fame except the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, of course. Johnny Maestro was the lead singer on one of the greatest rock n roll songs of all time, “16 Candles” when he was with the Crests.  He also sang back up for Dion’s in the 1960s. Johnny Maestro (Mastrangelo) and the Brooklyn Bridge’s recording of “The Worst That Could Happen,” written by Jimmy Webb, is one of the best things that ever happened in rock history.


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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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