Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers topped the charts in 1956

July 21, 2017

'Why Do Fools Fall In Love'

by 'Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers'

started a 3 week run topping the 'UK chart' 

on July 21th in 1956 

The song helped to make Frankie Lymon

a household name

and would make him a rock and roll pioneer

'Why Do Fools Fall In Love'

was the first hit recording

made in the 'Bell Sound Studio'

in New York City in November of 1955

The record also reached 

 - # 1 on the 'R&B Chart'

- #6 on 'Billboard's Pop Singles Chart'

- #314 on the Rolling Stone magazine's List of 'The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time'



Frankie Lymon – lead vocals

Herman Santiago – vocals

Jimmy Merchant – vocals

Joe Negroni – vocals

Sherman Garnes – bass vocals

Jimmy Wright – production, bandleader

Instrumentalists unknown – feature double bass, drums, piano, saxophone, trombone


Frankie Lymon

Herman Santiago

Jimmy Merchant











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