Why do Fools Fall in Love, the song that would become synonomous with Lymon was originally title Why Do Birds Sing So Gay when his band mates, Jimmy Merchant and Herman Santiago wrote the song after getting some love letters. But Lymon added his own spin and the song became Why Do fools Fall in Love.
Frankie and his band, The Teenagers, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.
Frankie has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7093 Hollywood Blvd.
When Frankie was arrested on a heroin charge in 1966, he opted to enter the army instead of going to jail. He was, however, discharged a short time later.
The Alan Freed Show was cancelled after many white people complained that Frankie had been allowed to dance with a white girl on air.
Frankie had been clean of drugs for years before his death but decided to go on a drug binge to celebrate a recording session. It was this session which killed him.
Frankie began dating Zola Taylor of The Platters when she was 17 and he was just 13. Zola claimed to have married Frankie in Tijuana but no certificate was ever found.
Frankie had been married three times, but never divorced.
Frankie admitted to smoking marijuana in grade school.
Frankie first got his music career started when he sang with his father's gospel group the "Harlemaires".
As a boy, Frankie was famous for his unusual soprano singing voice.