Groupe Doo Wop US formé en 1956. Les Crests ont été fondé par Johnny Maestro (né John Peter Mastrangelo, le 7 Mai 1939 à New York, décédé le 24 Mars 2010), accompagné par Talmadge Gough, J.T. Carter, Harold Torres et Patricia Van Dross (jusqu'en 1958). Ils enregistrèrent leur premier single en 1957 sur Joyce Records, puis passèrent chez Coed Records. Après la dissolution des "Crests" en 1960, Johnny Maestro continua une carrière solo pendant les années soixante, chez Coed, Cameo, Parkway et Scepter Records. En 1968, il fonda un nouveau groupe avec Jim Webb: les Brooklin Bridge.

One of the most successful integrated doo wop groups, the Crests waxed the classic ballad "16 Candles" in 1959. Formed in 1956, they began recording the next year for Joyce, where they inched onto the pop lists with "Sweetest One." Moving to the brand-new Coed logo, Johnny Maestro's (b. May 7, 1939) warm tenor made "16 Candles" a national smash, and pop/R&B hybrids like "The Angels Listened In" and "Step by Step" also did well. Maestro went solo in 1960, scoring the next year with "Model Girl" on Coed, while the Crests attempted to survive on their own. Maestro eventually reclaimed stardom as leader of Brooklyn Bridge, an 11-piece aggregation that hit with "Worst That Could Happen" in 1968.

Talents : Johnny Maestro : Lead - Talmadge Gough : Tenor - Harold Torres : Baritone - J.T. Carter : Baritone/Bass - Patricia Van Dross : Tenor

Style musical : Doo Wop

http://youtu.be/E284QNyoJug (Crests)

https://youtu.be/hY1P24nT35o (Johnny Maestro)

MY JUANITA (1957) (Crests)

SIXTEEN CANDLES (1958) (Crests)

THE ANGELS LISTENED IN (1959) (Crests)

TROUBLE IN PARADISE (1960) (Crests)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

1957 SP JOYCE 103 (US) .

Sweet One / My Juanita

1957 SP JOYCE 105 (US) . Noone To Love / Wisg She Was Mine
06/1958 SP COED CO-501 (US) . Pretty Little Angel / I Thank The Moon
11/1958 SP COED CO-506 (US) . Sixteen Candles / Beside You
03/1959 SP COED CO-509 (US) . I Do / Six Nights A Week
05/1959 SP COED CO-511 (US) . Flower Of Love / Molly Mae 
07/1959 SP COED CO-515 (US) The Angels Listened In / I Thank The Moon 
11/1959 SP COED CO-521 (US) . A Year Ago Tonight / Paper Crown 
1959 EP VERSAILLES 90 S 251 (F) Sixteen Candles (CRESTS) / Beside You (CRESTS) / Count Every Star (RIVIERAS & CRESTS) / Pretty Little Angel (RIVIERAS & CRESTS)
1959 SP VERSAILLES 45. S. 608 (F) . Sixteen Candles (CRESTS) / Count Every Star (RIVIERAS)
1959 EP TOP RANK RES 114 (F) Flower Of Love / Molly Mae / I Do / Six Nights A Week
02/1960 SP COED CO-525 (US) . Gee (But I’d Give The World) / Step By Step
06/1960 SP COED CO-531 (US) . Always You / Trouble In Paradise
08/1960 SP COED CO-535 (US) . Journey Of Love / If My Heart Could Write A Letter 
10/1960 SP COED CO-537 (US) . Isn't It Amazing / Molly Mae 
1960 SP COED CO-543 (US) . Good Golly Miss Molly / I Remember
01/1961 SP COED CO-545 (US) . Johnny MAESTRO - Model Girl / We've Got To Tell
04/1961 SP COED CO-549 (US) . Johnny MAESTRO - What A Surprise / Warning Voice
1961 SP COED CO-552 (US) . Johnny MAESTRO - Mr. Happiness / Test Of Love
1961 SP COED CO-557 (US) . Johnny MAESTRO - I.O.U. / The Way You Look Tonight
1961 SP COED CO-561 (US) . Little Miracles / Baby I Gotta Know
1962 SP SELMA 311 (US) . Guilty / Number One With Me
1962 SP TRANS ATLAS 696 (US) . Johnny MAESTRO - The Actor / Three Tears In A Bucket
1962 SP UNITED ARTISTS 474 (US) . Johnny MAESTRO - Fifty Million Hearbeats / Before I Loved Her
1962 SP TIME SQUARE 2 (US) . ORIGINAL CRESTS with Johnny MAESTRO - Noone To Love / Wish She Was Mine
1962 SP TIME SQUARE 6 (US) . ORIGINAL CRESTS with Johnny MAESTRO -  - Baby / I Love You So
1963 SP SELMA 4000 (US) . Johnny MAESTRO - Did I Remember / Tears Will Fall
1963 SP CAMEO 256 (US) . Johnny MAESTRO - Over The Weekend / I'll Be True
1964 SP CAMEO 305 (US) . Johnny MAESTRO - Lean On Me / Make Up My Mind
1964 SP CORAL 62403 (US) . Johnny MAESTRO - A Love To Last A Lifetime / You Blew Out The Candles
1965 SP APT 25075 (US) . Johnny MAESTRO - Phone Booth On The Highway / She's All Mine Alone
1965 SP SCEPTER 12112 (US) . Johnny MAESTRO - I'm Stepping Out The Picture / Afraid Of Love
1966 SP PARKWAY 987 (US) . Johnny MAESTRO - Heartburn / Try Me
1966 SP PARKWAY 999 (US) . Johnny MAESTRO - Come See Me / I Care About You
1967 SP PARKWAY 118 (US) . Johnny MAESTRO - My Time / Is It You
1978 SP KING TUT 172 (US) . Johnny MAESTRO - Earth Angel / Tweedle Dee










Unissued Tracks

1958 COED unissued Let Me Be The One
1958 COED unissued Strange Love
1959 COED unissued Young Love
1959 COED unissued Journey Of Love
1960 COED unissued Keep Away From Carol
1960 COED unissued Let True Love Begin
1960 COED unissued Learning About Love
1960 COED unissued You Took The Joy Of Spring
1960 COED unissued Dream Maker
1960 COED unissued Out In The Cold Again

Albums

02/1960 LP 12" COED LPC-901 (US) THE CRESTS SING ALL BIGGIES - Earth Angel / Good Golly Miss Molly / My Special Angel / Six Nights A Week / Butterfly / 16 Candles / The Angels Listened In / A Rose And A Baby Ruth / I Remember (In The Still Of The Night) / Party Doll / Silhouettes / Tweedlee Dee
12/1960 LP 12" COED LPC-904 (US) THE BEST OF THE CRESTS - 16 FABULOUS HITS - 16 Candles / A Year Ago Tonight / Six Nights A Week / Angels Listened In / Gee (But I'd Give The World) / Step By Step / I Think The Moon / Pretty Little Angel / Journey Of Love / Trouble In Paradise / Earth Angel / Flower Of Love / Always You / If My Heart Could Write A Letter / Molly Mae / Isn't It Amazing
196? LP 12" POST POST-3000 (US) THE CRESTS SING - 16 Candles / A Year Ago Tonight / Six Nights A Week / The Angels Listened In / Gee / Step By Step / I Thank The Moon / Pretty Little Angel / Journey Of Love / Trouble In Paradise / Earth Angel / Flower Of Love / Always You / If My Heart Could Write A Letter / Molly Mae / Isn't It Amazing
1971 LP 12" BUDDAH BDS 5091 (US) THE JOHNNY MAESTRO STORY - 16 Candles (Johnny MAESTRO & The CRESTS) / Step By Step (Johnny MAESTRO & The CRESTS) / Angels Listened In (Johnny MAESTRO & The CRESTS) / Six Nights A Week (Johnny MAESTRO & The CRESTS) / Trouble In Paradise (Johnny MAESTRO & The CRESTS) / Worst That Could Happen (Johnny MAESTRO & The BROOKLYN BRIDGE) / Blessed Is The Rain (Johnny MAESTRO & The BROOKLYN BRIDGE) / Welcome Me Love (Johnny MAESTRO & The BROOKLYN BRIDGE) / The Love's Still Growing (Johnny MAESTRO & The BROOKLYN BRIDGE) / Wednesday In Your Garden (Johnny MAESTRO & The BROOKLYN BRIDGE)
01/1990 CD MURRAY HILL / RHINO R2 70948 (US) THE BEST OF THE CRESTS FEATURING JOHNNY MAESTRO - 16 Candles / What A Surprise / Trouble In Paradise / Gee (But I'd Give The World) / Pretty Little Angel / Flower Of Love / Model Girl / The Angels Listened In / Six Nights A Week / Isn't It Amazing / I Thank The Moon / A Year Ago Tonight / Journey Of Love / Step By Step / It Must Be Love / Young Love / Mr. Happiness / I Remember (In The Still Of The Night)
04/1990 CD COLLECTABLES 5009 (US) GREATEST HITS - 16 Candles / What A Surprise / Trouble In Paradise / Gee (But I'd Give The World) / Pretty Little Angel / Flower Of Love / Model Girl / The Angels Listened In / Six Nights A Week / Isn't It Amazing / I Thank The Moon / A Year Ago Tonight / Journey Of Love / Step By Step / It Must Be Love / Young Love / Mister Happiness / Beside You
1990 CD ACE CDCHD 297 (UK)

THE BEST OF THE CRESTS FEATURING JOHNNY MAESTRO - 16 Candles / What A Surprise (Johnny MAESTRO) / Trouble In Paradise / Gee (But I’d Give The World) / Pretty Little Angel / Flower Of Love / Model Girl (Johnny MAESTRO) / The Angels Listened In / Six Nights A Week / Isn’t It Amazing / I Thank The Moon / A Year Ago Tonight / Journey Of Love / Step By Step

1991 CD ACE CDCHD 322 (UK) THE BEST OF THE REST OF JOHNNY MAESTRO & THE CRESTS - Learning 'Bout Love / Molly Mae / I Do / Paper Crown / Earth Angel  /Let Me Be The One / Beside You / Always You / Six Nights A Week (alternate take) / My Special Angel / Step By Step (alternate take) / Isn't It Amazing / Strange Love / A Rose And A Baby Ruth / If My Heart Could Write A Letter / Silhouettes / The Angels Listened In (alternate take) / You Took The Joy Out Of Spring / Say It Isn't So (Johnny MASTERS (MAESTRO) / I.O.U. (Johnny MAESTRO) / Keep Away From Carol (Johnny MAESTRO) / The Way You Look Tonight (Johnny MAESTRO) / Test Of Love (Johnny MAESTRO) / Let True Love Begin (Johnny MAESTRO) / Out In The Cold Again (Johnny MAESTRO) / Besame Baby (Johnny MAESTRO) / We've Got To Tell Them (Johnny MAESTRO) / Dream Maker (Johnny MAESTRO) / The Warning Voice (Johnny MAESTRO)
08/1994 2 CD COLLECTABLES 8812 (US) JOHNNY MAESTRO & THE CRESTS FOR COLLECTORS ONLY :
CD 1 : 16 Candles / Angels Listened In (unreleased version) / Molly Mae (unreleased version) / Trouble In Paradise / Way You Look Tonight / Flower Of Love (unreleased version) / Pretty Little Angel / I Do (unreleased version) / Let Me Be The One (unreleased version) / My Special Angel / Step By Step / Gee But I'd Give The World / Learning About Love (previously unreleased) / Journey Of Love / I.O.U. / Paper Crown / Young Love (unreleased version) / I Thank The Moon / Always You / Mister Happiness
CD 2 : Angels Listened In / Silhouettes / Model Girl / Test Of Love / Isn't It Amazing / Beside You / Keep Away From Carol (previously unreleased) / You Took The Joy Out Of Spring / Six Nights A Week / Step By Step (unreleased version) / What A Surprise / It Must Be Love (unreleased version) / Out In The Cold Again (previously unreleased) / If My Heart Could Write A Letter / In The Still Of The Night / A Year Ago Tonight / Earth Angel / Strange Love (previously unreleased) / A Rose & A Baby Ruth / Let True Love Begin
04/1996 CD SUNDAZED SC-6075 (US) THE CRESTS SING ALL BIGGIES - Earth Angel /Good Golly Miss Molly / My Special Angel / Six Nights A Week / Butterfly / 16 Candles / The Angels Listened In / A Rose And A Baby Ruth / I Remember (In The Still Of The Night) / Party Doll / Silhouettes (slight hiss) / Tweedlee Dee / Beside You / Strange Love / Let Me Be The One / Young Love
04/1996 CD SUNDAZED SC-6076 (US) ISN'T IT AMAZING - Isn't It Amazing / A Year Ago Tonight / I Do / Molly Mae / Gee (But I'd Give The World) / Step By Step / I Thank The Moon / Pretty Little Angel / Journey Of Love / Trouble In Paradise / If My Heart Could Write A Letter / Flower Of Love / Always You / Paper Crown / Learning About Love / Let True Love Begin
07/2001 CD VARESE 066248 (US) JOHNNY MAESTRO AND THE CRESTS - 20 ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS - 16 Candles / Pretty Little Angel / I Thank The Moon / Beside You / Six Nights A Week / Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) / Flower Of Love / The Angels Listened In / A Year Ago Tonight / Step By Step / Silhouettes / Trouble In Paradise / My Special Angel / Journey Of Love / Isn't It Amazing / I Remember (In The Still Of The Nite) / Model Girl / What A Surprise / Mr. Happiness / It Must Be Love
11/2005 CD COLLECTABLES 7819 (US)

THE CRESTS SING ALL BIGGIES / THE BEST OF THE CRESTS - Earth Angel / Good Golly Miss Molly / My Special Angel / Six Nights A Week / Butterfly / 16 Candles / The Angels Listened In / A Rose And A Baby Ruth / I Remember (In The Still Of The Night) / Party Doll / Silhouettes / Tweedlee Dee / A Year Ago Tonight / Gee But I'd Give Up The World / Step By Step / I Thank The Moon / Pretty Little Angel / Journey Of Love / Trouble In Paradise / Flower Of Love / Always You / If My Heart Could Write A Letter / Molly Mae / Isn't It Amazing

11/2005 CD COLLECTABLES 8497 (US) SIXTEEN CANDLES - Sixteen Candles / The Angels Listened In / Earth Angel / In The Still Of The Night / Gee But I'd Give The World / I Thank The Moon / Journey Of Love / Molly Mae / Butterfly / If My Heart Could Write A Letter
01/2006 CD SHOUT! FACTORY 97639 (US) THE BEST OF JOHNNY MAESTRO - 1958-1985 - 16 Candles (Johnny MAESTRO & The CRESTS) / Six Nights A Week (Johnny MAESTRO & The CRESTS) / The Angels Listened In (Johnny MAESTRO & The CRESTS) / A Year Ago Tonight (Johnny MAESTRO & The CRESTS) / Step By Step (Johnny MAESTRO & The CRESTS) / Trouble In Paradise (Johnny MAESTRO & The CRESTS) / Model Girl (Johnny MAESTRO) / What A Surprise (Johnny MAESTRO) / Mr. Happiness (Johnny MAESTRO) / My Juanita (Johnny MAESTRO & The BROOKLYN BRIDGE) / (You Give Me) Peace Of Mind (Johnny MAESTRO & The BROOKLYN BRIDGE) / Beside You (Johnny MAESTRO & The BROOKLYN BRIDGE) / The Worst That Could Happen (Johnny MAESTRO & The BROOKLYN BRIDGE) / Blessed Is The Rain (Johnny MAESTRO & The BROOKLYN BRIDGE) / You'll Never Walk Alone (Johnny MAESTRO & The BROOKLYN BRIDGE)
06/2006 CD EMPIRE MUSIC GROUP 838 (US)

COLLECTORS GOLD SERIES - THE CRESTS VS. THE FLAMINGOS - My Juanita (CRESTS) / Sweetest One (CRESTS) / My Juanita (CRESTS) / Sweetest One (CRESTS) / Wish She Was Mine (CRESTS) / No One To Love (CRESTS) / Guilty (CRESTS) / Did I Remember (CRESTS) / Number One With Me (CRESTS) / Three Tears In A Bucket (CRESTS) / The Actor (CRESTS) / Tears Will Fall (CRESTS) / Dream Of A Lifetime (FLAMINGOS) / Ko Ko Mo (FLAMINGOS) / On My Merry Way (FLAMINGOS) / I Really Don't Want To Know (FLAMINGOS) / I'm Yours (FLAMINGOS) / I Found A New Baby (FLAMINGOS) / Get with It (FLAMINGOS) / If I Could Love You (FLAMINGOS)

08/2009 CD COLLECTABLES COLCD 1402 (US)

THE CRESTS MEET THE RIVIERAS - Sixteen Candles (CRESTS) / The Angels Listened In (CRESTS) / Trouble In Paradise (CRESTS) / Step By Step (CRESTS) / Pretty Little Angel (CRESTS) / Moonlight Cocktails (RIVIERAS) / Easy To Remember (RIVIERAS) / Moonlight Serenade (RIVIERAS) / Our Love (RIVIERAS) / Count Every Star (RIVIERAS)

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