In the aftermath of the Mr.Sandman sensation, The Chordettes
found themselves in the whirlpool of stardom. Nightclubs around
the country clamored for them. They perfumed on radio programs
(including Alan Freed's), entertained for President Eisenhower
along the way, and sustained their television presence with
Ed Sullivan, Gary Moore, and Robert Q. Lewis (on whose show they
Their hit of early 1956, Eddie My Love, pulses with an entrancing
torch vocal of sensuousness and innocence. Later that year
Born to Be With You and Lay Down Your Arms rose through the
charts and in 1957 they re-emerged with the playful ballad
Just Between You and Me.
Then there was Lollipop, and gold record in 1958, sparked by the
line, "Lollipop, lollipop, ooh lolli, lolli, lolli," instantly
recognizable even today. That opening of the song carved out the
contemporary rock 'n' roll sound that producer Archie Bleyer
sought for the group.
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