Word of mouth in Philly about 'Little Frankie' (as he was known) led to his first professional gig.tender age of twelve!
" Secular music entered Frankie's life when he was around eight or nine: "The first record I can remember was Lloyd Price's "Lawdy Miss Clawdy." I heard it and said, 'what's this?
But it was Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers who really turned my world upside down.
In fact, I was so blown away by Frankie that I changed my own name - my birth name is Howard!
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