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Chordettes, The

The Chordettes, label-mates of The Everly Brothers, were one of the most successful of the many US Girl Groups of the 1950s, scoring seven US Top 40 hits before 1960.

Before The Chordettes, female groups generally sang in barbershop-style harmony, but The Chordettes were closer to jazzy male groups like The Ink Spots.

Their first and biggest hit was Mr Sandman, which made #1 in the US on 4 December 1954. Lollipop was their second million-seller, reaching the US Top three and the UK Top 10.

The girls were also regulars on the TV show Arthur Godfrey and His Friends.

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