a brief history
Sisters Delphine and Dinell
Cook originally formed The Sherrys
with Tammi Terrell, who was later replaced by cousin Charlotte
Butler and friend Dolores "Honey" Wylie. The
four girl group would eventually end up as three, with the
two sisters and Dolores.
1962, writer/producers Johnny Madara and Dave White had been
scouting around for a good girl group for several months when
a business partner, Aram Boornazian, brought in the three
Philly girls, who he had happened to hear harmonizing at a
neighborhood school dance. Aram knew that Johnny and
Dave had written a number called "Pop Pop Pop-Pie",
written for the popular dance, The Pop-Pie, which they felt
was sure-fire hit material. All they needed was the
right group to sing it.
listen to Delphine, Dinell and Dolores and they knew they
had what they were looking for. Without hesitation the
girls were signed to Guyden Records and named The
Sherrys. The song was recorded, released
and immediately became a national hit, going to number 35
on the pop charts and number 25 on the R&B charts.
other songs hit the charts as well, including "Saturday
Night" and "Slop Time." What followed
was a dance album with the group, "At The Hop With The
Sherrys," which featured all the popular dances of the
past several years. The album played around the world
and the girls toured Europe.