24 December: Frankie Lymon: It's Christmas Once Again

Published December 24, 2021

I almost didn't want to end the Advent Calendar with this because the story of Frankie Lymon is so sad: a heroin addict since age 15, and after having been clean for several years, he died from an overdose at age 25. Today, he is remembered for the breakthrough hit 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love' and little else. But today, let's focus on the positive bits, such as his incredible singing on this 1957 recording, inexplicably tucked away on the B-side of a single that didn't do much business on any of the charts.

And so concludes the 2021 Advent Calendar. Thanks for following - I hope you've enjoyed some of it. Time allowing, I will be back with another calendar for the 10th anniversary (!) next year. Happy Christmas!

Listen to 'It's Christmas Once Again' here.

Or listen on Spotify, where I've created a playlist for this year's Advent Calendar.

The Spotify playlist for all the previous Advent Calendars is here. Note: The playlist is incomplete, as some of my calendar selections are just too obscure for Spotify.









The incomparable Frankie Lymon closes the 2021 Advent Calendar.

Advent Calendar 2021