From the Sheboygan Press:
Listen to the lilting strains of the Chordettes’ “Mr. Sandman” or the bouncy beat of their 1958 gold record “Lollipop,” — “Lollipop, lollipop, ooh lolli, lolli, lolli” — and its obvious why those tunes stay etched in your mind.
Sheboygan’s own Chordettes were 1950s favorites, pioneers of women’s barbershop-style singing in an era when Cadillac convertibles came in spring green and sweet shops served malts in metal beakers. If you don’t know the Chordettes, it’s because you were born too late.
From 1954 to 1961, the Chordettes rocketed 13 songs to the top 100 playlist. Their harmonizing hits like “Mr. Sandman” blasted them into nationwide stardom. They performed locally at first, but soon began dazzling audiences on “The Arthur Godfrey Talent Scout Show” and eventually “The Ed Sullivan Show.”