Singer Johnny Maestro Dies in Fla., Battled Cancer


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Singer Johnny Maestro of the rock 'n' roll and doo-wop band The Brooklyn Bridge has died.

Original band member Les Cauchi says Maestro died late Wednesday in Florida. Maestro was 70 and had been battling cancer. His last residence was in Cape Coral, Fla.

Maestro begin his career in the 1950s with The Crests, whose hits included “16 Candles."

The Brooklyn Bridge was formed in 1968 by the merger of two other bands and continues to perform.

Cauchi said The Brooklyn Bridge performed its hit, “The Worst That Could Happen," on “The Ed Sullivan Show."

Other well-known songs include “Blessed is the Rain" and “You'll Never Walk Alone."

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