The Worst That Could Happen

It’s been a tough month for the Italian Festival.

First Lou Santella — former president of the Sons of Italy, and a stalwart volunteer for decades — died.

Now Johnny Maestro — lead singer of the Crests, the Del-Satins and the Brooklyn Bridge, and a favorite performer at the Festival for years — has also passed away.

This summer’s Italian Fest should honor both men well.

3 responses to “The Worst That Could Happen

  1. RIP – Johnny Maestro, 70, was a Lower East Side teen when he crooned “16 Candles,” (originally “21 Candles” changed @ the last minute to appeal to minors.) He later had a #3 hit w/ “Worst That Could Happen” — that being cancer.

  2. Lee Moore "the duke of doo-wop"

    One of the nicest oldies guys I interviewd. I think I was at WMMM at the time and emceed an an oldies night at the Darien dinner theater.
    Lee Moore

  3. Roberta DellaDonna Troy

    Johnny Maestro will be honored at this years 2010 Festival Italiano without a doubt…..
    We all loved him and his performances. May he rest in peace, and Angels Listen In.