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ARTIST
TITLE
The Teenagers
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
RUM 2011014LP RUM 2011014LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/14/2011

"New York doo-wop group centered around the talent of its 13-year-old frontman and lead singer Frankie Lymon, the Teenagers exerted an enormous influence on the early rock and roll and doo-wop scene, and hits such as 'I'm Not a Juvenile Delinquent' or 'Why Do Fools Fall in Love?' clearly provided initial inspiration to Berry Gordy to model his entire Motown production approach. Though they only existed as a group for a brief 18-month period, they've been mentioned as source of inspiration by the likes of Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson and Michael Jackson over the years. Their self-titled first album originally issued on Gee, remained in print longer than any other album from the 1950s, thanks in part to one of the most distinctive looking album covers of its period."