The Teenagers , also known as Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers , is a band of soul music and American rock 'n' roll that has been very successful in the late 1950s.
It is initially composed of five teenagers including Frankie Lymon (September 30, 1942 - February 28, 1968), as soprano, Sherman Garnes (June 8, 1940 - February 26, 1977), to the bass, Jimmy Merchant (born February 10, 1940), second tenor; Joe Negroni (September 9, 1940 - September 5, 1978) to baritone and Herman Santiago (born February 18, 1941).
The band made their most popular recordings with young Frankie Lymon as lead singer.
Around 1953, the group was originally named The Earth Angels, a group founded at Edward W. Stitt College in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan by second tenor Jimmy Marchand and bass singer Sherman Garnes. Finally, Garnes and Marchand added the singers Herman Santiago and Joe Negroni (baritone) to their band and this band is renamed The Coup de Villes.