Frankie Lymon

1942 - 1968

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Franklin Joseph Lymon (January 16, 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 doo-wop group The Teenagers. The group was composed of five boys, all in their early to mid-teens. The original lineup of the Teenagers, an integrated group, included three African-American members, Lymon, Jimmy Merchant, and Sherman Garnes; and two Puerto Rican members, Joe Negroni and Herman Santiago. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frankie Lymon has received more than 3,771,173 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Frankie Lymon is the 1,595th most popular singer (up from 1,894th in 2019), the 8,336th most popular biography from United States (up from 10,277th in 2019) and the 393rd most popular American Singer.

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  • 3.58

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Among singers, Frankie Lymon ranks 1,595 out of 4,381Before him are Leeteuk, Missy Elliott, Alissa White-Gluz, Asaf Avidan, Betty Missiego, and Mahsun Kırmızıgül. After him are Finn Kalvik, Jintara Poonlarp, Nino D'Angelo, Fredi, Lee Jun-ho, and Kim Jae-joong.

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Among people born in 1942, Frankie Lymon ranks 552Before him are Paul-Eerik Rummo, Zygfryd Szołtysik, Béla Károlyi, Robert Costanzo, Lesley Turner Bowrey, and Brandon deWilde. After him are Guus Kuijer, Bob Einstein, Atanase Sciotnic, Fredi, José Luis González Dávila, and Johnny Rivers. Among people deceased in 1968, Frankie Lymon ranks 222Before him are Armand Blanchonnet, Fedde Schurer, Diógenes Lara, Sándor Gombos, Karl-Birger Blomdahl, and Oscar Kreuzer. After him are Harold Nicolson, Ilias Tsirimokos, Aleksandr Arbuzov, Anna Kavan, Emil Hirschfeld, and Oswald Zappelli.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frankie Lymon ranks 8,336 out of 20,380Before him are Robert Brandom (1950), Henry J. Kaiser (1882), Sidney Blackmer (1895), Richard Mulligan (1932), Debra Hill (1950), and Ray Allen (1975). After him are Hugh Latimer Dryden (1898), Barbara Ehrenreich (1941), Tom M. Apostol (1923), MrBeast (1998), Steven Millhauser (1943), and Vince Gallagher (1899).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Frankie Lymon ranks 393Before him are Telma Hopkins (1948), Conway Twitty (1933), Bebe Rexha (1989), Teddy Pendergrass (1950), Jessica Simpson (1980), and Missy Elliott (1971). After him are Barbara Bonney (1956), Johnny Rivers (1942), Method Man (1971), Johnny Burnette (1934), Glenn Medeiros (1970), and Guru (1961).