The Crests were an American doo-wop group, formed by bass vocalist J.T. Carter in the mid 1950s. The group had several Top 40 hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s on Coed Records. Their most popular song, “16 Candles,” rose to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in February of 1959 selling over one million copies and earning a gold disc status. The group’s other hits include “Step By Step,” “The Angels Listened In,” “Trouble In Paradise,” “Six Nights A Week,” “A Year Ago Tonight,” among others. The Crests were the first interracially mixed Doo Wop group, consisting of three African American members (one female), one Puerto Rican, and one Italian American.