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us: Lymon, Frankie


  • [Individual was a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.]

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    • us: Lymon, Frank
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    • found: I promise to remember [VR] 1983 (Frankie Lymon)
    • found: All music guide WWW site, Oct. 6, 2004 (Frankie Lymon; b. Sept. 30, 1942, Harlem, NY, d. Feb. 28, 1968, Harlem; doo-wop vocalist)
    • found: Why do fools fall in love?, c1956: t.p. (Frank Lymon)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed March, 3, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Lymon, Frankie; Frank Joseph Lymon; rhythm and blues musician/singer, popular singer, soldier; born 30 September 1942 in New York, New York, United States; at 12 formed group, Harlemaires Jr.; Ermines or Premiers; recorded a single Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1955), which topped rhythm & blues chart, becoming number six on pop chart, selling two million records; recorded three more singles (1956); changed into Teenagers; toured United Kingdom (1957), Panama, Europe, made movie, had television appearances, performed for Great Britain's Princess Margaret in private audience; made solo recordings in London; recorded new single Goody, Goody (1957), reached number twenty on R&B charts; entered drug rehabilitation program; became the first international black teenage singing star inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1993) and into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame (2000); died 27 February 1967 in Harlem, New York, United States)
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    • [Individual was a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.]
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    • 1985-01-14: new
    • 2015-04-26: revised
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