Cute little letter-sweater FRANKIE LYMON of Why Do Fools Fall in Love fame died of a drug overdose at 16. Should’ve been why do fools fall for drugs?
Fats Domino’s first song, THE FAT MAN which hit #2 R&B in 1950, was an adapted song by Fats and his entourage called the Junker Blues sung by prisoners about junkies. They had to polish the lyrics a bit. “They call me a junko cause I’m loaded all the time” became “They call me the fat man cause I weigh 200 pounds.”