Frankie Lymon

Frankie Lymon
1942 - 1968

Frankie Lymon  American Singer


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Frankie Lymon passed away on 28th Feb 1968 aged 25.


Frankie Lymon is a 25 year old American Singer. Born Franklin Lymon on 30th September, 1942 in Harlem, New York City, New York, USA, he is famous for Why Do Fools Fall in Love in a career that spans 1955–1968. His zodiac sign is Libra.

Frankie Lymon is a member of the following lists: Teen idols, Roulette Records artists and 20th-century American singers.


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First Name Frankie
Last Name Lymon
Full Name at Birth Franklin Lymon
Alternative Name Franklin Joseph Lineman, Franklin Joseph Lymon
Age 25 (age at death) years
Birthday 30th September, 1942
Birthplace Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
Died 28th February, 1968
Place of Death New York City, New York, USA
Cause of Death Heroin Overdose
Build Average
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Libra
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Music Genre (Text) Rhythm and blues, doo-wop, rock and roll, pop, swing
Music Genre R&B
Origin Harlem, New York, U.S.
Year(s) Active 1955–1968, 1954–1968
Music Style Doo Wop, Early R&B, Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll
Music Mood Innocent, Exuberant, Cheerful, Joyous, Carefree, Sweet, Passionate, Fun, Sugary, Earnest, Elegant, Playful, Romantic, Energetic, Yearning, Summery, Sentimental, Wistful, Plaintive, Reflective, Searching
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals
Record Label Gee, Roulette, Big Kat
Associated Acts The Teenagers, Little Richard, The Platters, Alan Freed

Franklin Joseph "Frankie" Lymon (September 30, 1942 – February 27, 1968) 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 African American members, Frankie Lymon, Jimmy Merchant and Sherman Garnes, and two Puerto Rican members, Herman Santiago and Joe Negroni.

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wjerryzMay 12

Frankie is by far the best in Rock and Roll. He will never be forgotten. I remember him singing like it was yesterday. Long live the King.

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