Johnny Maestro of The Brooklyn Bridge ("Worst That Could Happen") died late Wednesday in Florida. Maestro was 70 and had been battling cancer. Maestro begin his career in the 1950s with The Crests, whose hits included "16 Candles."
Alex Chilton, the pop hitmaker, cult icon and Memphis rock iconoclast best known as a member of 1960s pop-soul act the Box Tops and the 1970s power-pop act Big Star, died Wednesday at a hospital in New Orleans. The singer, songwriter and guitarist was 59.