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" Final Resting Place of Frankie Lymon"
20th September 1942 - 27th February 1968
Lead singer with Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers who as a child star from 1956 to 1957 had hits such as "Why do Fools fall in Love" and "I'm Not a Juvenile Delinquent" which have now become classics. Split from the Teenagers to go solo but never regained his following as a solo artist. Made fleeting appearances over the years at a comeback but all to no avail. After his time in the limelight Frankie could never accept he was no longer a star. He finally died in a New York ghetto, the Bowery, of drink and drugs in 1968 at the age of 25.
St. Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx, New York.
Hit Records & chart positions in brackets:-
"Why Do Fools Fall In Love" 1956 (1) - "I'm Not a Juvenile Delinquent" 1957 (12) - "Baby, Baby" 1957 (4) -
"Goody Goody" 1957 (24)