Frankie Lymon

Rock Singer



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Franklin Joseph \"Frankie\" Lymon (September 30, 1942 – February 27, 1968 - (age 25)) was an American rock and roll/rhythm and blues singer and songwriter, best known as the boy soprano lead singer of the New York City-based early rock and roll group, The Teenagers. The group was composed of five boys, all in their early to mid-teens. The original lineup of the Teenagers, an integrated group, included three black members, Frankie Lymon, Jimmy Merchant and Sherman Garnes, and two Puerto Rican members, Herman Santiago and Joe Negroni. <br> The Teenagers\' first single, 1956\'s \"Why Do Fools Fall in Love,\" was also its biggest hit. After Lymon went solo in mid-1957, both his career and that of the Teenagers fell into decline. He was found dead at the age of 25 in his grandmother\'s bathroom from a heroin overdose. His life was dramatized in the 1998 film Why Do Fools Fall In Love.<Br> Source: <A Href=\"Https://En.Wikipedia.Org/Wiki/Main_Page\" Target=\"_blank\" Rel=\"Me Nofollow\"> Https://En.Wikipedia.Org/Wiki/Main_Page</A>