Frankie Lymon

Frankie Lymon, a well-known personality of the showbiz industry, was born on 30th of September 1942 in Lexington, North Carolina but could not live for a long time and died at the age of 25 only on 27th of February, 1968. He was a renowned songwriter and blues and rhythm / rock and roll singer of the United States. He earned a lot of fame at this young age and was recognized among his fans being lead singer of the band “The Teenagers”.

The group was very popular among the teen community, consisted of five young boys of teen ages. There were two Puerto Rican members and three members were of African American descent in the group. Sherman Garnes, Jimmy Merchant and Frankie Lymon were from African American community and Joe Negroni and Herman Santiago, were from Puerto Rican community.

First single song of the group “The Teenagers” was “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” which was released in year 1956. This song is also recognized as the biggest hit of the group. The group split in year 1957 when Lymon decided to start his solo career as it became the starting point of declining both for the group and for the Lymon as well.

He was only 25 when the body of this singer was found in bathroom of his grandmother’s home. The cause of his death is told as overdose of heroin. He was buried in New York City’s section of Throggs Neck at Saint Raymond’s Cemetery. Official departure of Frankie Lymon with the group was announced in the month of September 1957.