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Sunday, 12 August 2012

The Crests - 16 Candles

On this day in 1958 The Crests recorded "16 Candles".

The Crests were a New York R&B doo-wop group of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Their most popular song was "16 Candles", written by Luther Dixon and Allyson R. Khent, which rose to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1959 and number four on the R&B charts in 1958.

They recorded the song when Johnny Maestro was only nineteen years old. It sold over one million copies, earning a gold disc.

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