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.