Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers

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I first started when rock 'n' roll was at it's peak, and many people were trying and trying to make the grade. So, I figured if I try, I just might make it, and when I got with a group we tried, and we made it

Frankie Lymon, youtube.com, 1960

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. Their debut, the startling ‘Why Do Fools Fall In Love?’, was issued on 1 January 1956 and soon climbed into the US Top 10. With their use of high tenor, deep bass and soprano, and teen-orientated lyrics, the Teenagers boasted one of the most distinctive sounds in 50s pop.