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Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers

Frankie Lymon (1942-1968) and the Teenagers were a New York doo wop group consisting of Joe Negroni, Herman Santiago, Jimmy Merchant, and Sherman Garnes, but centered around the extraordinary talents of their lead singer, 13-year-old Frankie Lymon. Lymon was credited with their first big hit, "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" (in the early '90s, a federal judge ruled after a lengthy trial that Lymon hadn't written "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" -- another member of the Teenagers had). His wise-beyond-his-years vocal and performing abilities not only made the Teenagers a group several notches above the competition but made Lymon the first black teenage pop star. Though only together for a brief 18-month period, Lymon & the Teenagers exerted an enormous influence, spawning several "kid" vocal groups and providing initial inspiration to Berry Gordy to model his entire Motown production approach around Lymon's original vocal style. Inexplicably, the group split into two factions at the height of their success, and neither had a hit again. Lymon died from a drug overdose at age 26. Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Len Barry, and his principal protégé, Michael Jackson (whose early recordings with the Jackson 5 are virtual re-creations of the early Lymon sound, merely updated) all show the influence of Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers' groundbreaking work. ~ Cub Koda, Rovi
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Great group great song.Songs like this have great sax solos.
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2015 ford f150
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wendo1
Still going strong! Married 55 years & still listen to the best music of the 50.s Their will never be a generation of what we call music ever again.Happy 4th of July to the best country in the world.
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He is cute!
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love it
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Love this song❤️❤️❤️
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erovette
The original best
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I love the version in Matilda the movie!
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ashamed Frankie died so young
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He was my song man
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I love Frankie Lymon even though I'm 15 and dance to Michael Jackson����
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One of their very best!!
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Beautiful
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GREAT tunes, my wife of 52 years and I grew up together with the teenager song groups. Brings back special memories. Thank you.
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Love this song:)
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Tell me! Why?
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Amazing love song
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Even better on vinyl :)
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Awesome
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I wasn't born in these years but wish I had been love this music
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This man invented the standard for beast
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I think this may be my favourite version! It's amazing
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The teenager and Frankie lymon were only the bestselling of records 1960 era.
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HELLL YEAHHH Nice Oldie
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I remember seeing them at the Brooklyn fox -those were the great years


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All this Doo Wop LOVIN it. Takes you right back to yesterday... . e v e r y time!
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Doo woop
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Oldie and goodie
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@glane800 the movie is stupid.
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Grate talent early burnout in60s early heavy drugs
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Have you seen the movie. It's :)
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Little bitty pretty=compl e t e happiness mon!
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This music.....ma k e s me happy
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good to dance to
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Before my time but I love this song.
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Love this group! So great!
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The sweet sounds of harmony
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Going to school to Bucknelly in Clahoun Falls and hearing this cut on the radio, makes a first grader tardy. LOL And I was car-pooling with the teachers too.
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Drugs a dumb a** move great talent gone to waste
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Music ' you should feel it not heard it
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It's real,,,,,,,, , ,
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Beautiful music.
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R.I.P. Frankie Lymon ������������
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