Johnny Maestro, best known as being the front man for The Brooklyn Bridge, died Wednesday of cancer in Florida.

Across Long Island, people have told stories of Maestro, and offered tributes to the singer.

On Newsday.com, LucilleT, jc57 and frankie13 recalled seeing Maestro in concert, all enjoying his performances. Jacqui Wolff Hawkins on Facebook remembed attending "many Maestro concerts" when she was "first dating" her husband.

Finally, Newsday.com user Langelo said of Maestro:

"As a musician; what can you say? A voice like a angel. As a friend, there could be none greater  - - he would take the shirt off his back if you needed one. He loved music, New York City, and he loved LI. You will be missed my friend."

Did you ever see the Long Island Music Hall of Famer perform?

This is Maestro live performing "Worst That Could Happen."

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