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Michigan OLLIs Collaborate: OLLI at Saginaw Valley State University, completes the programming with Dr. J of the Michigan Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Dr. J of the Michigan Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Dr. J will delve into the twisted life, career, and death of boy rocker Frankie Lymon, the lead singer of the Teenagers (1954-Present), America’s first all-teenage rock and roll group. Lymon’s soprano voice made audiences swoon. He sang The Teenagers’ first and biggest hit, “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” at just 13 years of age. It reached number six on Billboard’s Pop Singles Chart, and was later covered by The Beach Boys, Diana Ross, and many more. Dr. J leads the way through the dramatic twists and turns of Lymon’s life after this smash hit, into a failed solo career, heroin addiction, three wives, and one unmarked grave.