Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104

Johnny Maestro and The Crests were founded in New York City in 1956. The Crests were one of the most successful integrated Doo Wop groups of the time. The Band members consisted of Johnny Maestro (lead), Harold Torres, Talmadge Gough, J.T. Carter and Patricia Van Dross. Johnny Maestor & The Crests also appeared with other Crests Members that include: Leonard Alexander, Chuck Foote, and Eddie Wright. They recorded their first hit "Sweetest One" in 1957. Van Dross left, and the group signed with COED Records. This move to the new label produced the groups beloved signature tune "16 Candles"(a national hit and #2 on Billboard),"Six Nights A Week", "The Angels Listened In" and "Step By Step".

In 1960, Maestro went solo and re-surfaced fronting the Brooklyn Bridge. His soaring tenor voice led the group to much success. The group members consisted of brothers Fred and Tom Ferrara, Les Cauchi, and Bobby Faila. Their most notable mega hit being, "The Worst That Could Happen". Other hits include, "Blessed Is The Rain", "Your Husband, My Wife", and "Welcome Me Love".
Johnny Maestro's brilliant and extraordinary vocals were key to putting both The Crests and The Brooklyn Bridge on the Musical Map. The sound created by the blend of all these extremely talented artists could never be replicated. Their uniqueness, put them in an exceptional category unsurpassed by others, and all their own!

Johnny left us in 2010, but the legendary legacy he built with The Crests and The Brooklyn Bridge remain and stand strong. Both groups continue to tour and perform today, and Johnny is always honored and remembered! His musical legacy spans more than 58 years, and continues to.

Johnny Maestro and The Crests, as well as Johnny Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge have created songs that will live forever! Their "One of a Kind" style and sound remains unequaled in the music world.

Dear Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Committee,

We the undersigned, respectfully urge you to induct Johnny Maestro And The Crests, as well as Johnny Maestro And The Brooklyn Bridge into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

We believe both of these group's accomplishments and achievements through their outstanding music and talents, to be exceptional and unsurpassed in the industry. To date they continue to entertain all globally with their music, and are "True American Treasures" in the music and entertainment industry.

Both of these groups have influenced and entertained generations for a combined total of almost 60 years with their excellence in music!

Please give the 1960's Doo Wop band "Johnny Maestro & The Crests", as well as the Pop/Rock band "Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge", strong consideration for induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Undersigned

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The Induct Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge & The Crests Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame petition to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104 was written by Edward Lambese WISE GUYS and is in the category Music at GoPetition.