Why Do Fools Fall In Love? New Rhino Collection Features Original Classics

July 27, 1998

New Rhino Collection Features Original ClassicsHeard in New Frankie Lymon BiopicDue This September From Rhino Films/Warner Bros.

Doo-wop champion Rhino Records is proud to announce the release of the first soundtrack tied in to one of its Rhino Film releases,WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE: ORIGINAL VERSIONS FROM THE MOVIE. Thiscollection of vintage R&B from the Why Do Fools Fall In Love film arrivesin stores on September 15, three days before the movie premieres.

While Elektra's album of music from and inspired by the motion picturerelies primarily upon contemporary artists performing new songs, WHY DOFOOLS FALL IN LOVE: O.V.F.T.M. presents the original recordings in alltheir carefully-remastered glory. WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE: O.V.F.T.M.will be available at retail for a suggested list price of $16.98 CD and$10.98 CS.

The 14 songs featured on WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE: O.V.F.T.M. include hitsfrom Lymon and The Teenagers as well as that of their contemporaries,including Little Richard and Clyde McPhatter. Along with the title tuneand four additional Lymon tracks, there are a pair of #1 hits from ThePlatters, whose Zola Taylor was one of the women whose purported marriageto Lymon triggers the events in the film.

Frankie Lymon became one of the first teen stars of the rock era when "WhyDo Fools Fall In Love" hit the Top 10 in 1956, when he was just 13.Together with his group, The Teenagers - and later solo - Lymon logged morethan half a dozen pop and R&B hits through the decade, including "ABC's OfLove" and "Goody Goody," both included on the WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE:O.V.F.T.M. CD. But the hits soon dried up, and in 1968 he died of a heroinoverdose at age 25. Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers were inducted into theRock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1993.

The Rhino Films/Warner Bros. movie WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE: O.V.F.T.M.explores Lymon's life as seen through the eyes of his three ex-wives.Originating from an idea by Rhino Managing Director Harold Bronson, thefilm is directed by Gregory Nava and stars Larenz Tate as Frankie Lymon,and Halle Berry, Lela Rochon, and Vivica A. Fox as his three wives.

For track listings, liner notes, artwork, or review copies of WHY DO FOOLSFALL IN LOVE: O.V.F.T.M., please contact Yvonne Gomez at Rhino MediaRelations.

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