Johnny Maestro and The Crests were a favorite vocal group in 1959 when they released…THE ANGELS LISTENED IN. In November of 1958 they charted their million-seller…16 CANDLES on Coed Records, a #2 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and a #4 hit on the Billboard R&B chart. They follow with…SIX NIGHTS A WEEK in March of 1959. The single charted at #28 on the Hot 100 and #17 on the R&B chart. Their next single charted in June of 1959…FLOWER OF LOVE charted at #79 on the Hot 100.
Their next hit single made its debut on August 17, 1959 and became another big hit for the Crests. That great recording is…THE ANGELS LISTENED IN it charted at #22 on the Hot 100 and #14 on the Billboard R&B chart. The recording is one of the groups best…with a flowing rhythm and Johnny Maestro’s wonderful vocal. The flip-side of the single record is…I THANK THE MOON a tune that should have charted, but failed to.
Till the next time—Joe