The group came together in 1961 around Philadelphia singer Little Joe Cook, former lead singer of The Thrillers; it featured two of his daughters and their cousin. Initially they acted as a backup ensemble for local acts such as Bobby Rydell. In 1962, a dance craze called The Popeye shot to popularity, and the group recorded the tune "Pop Pop Pop-Pie" (written by Johnny Madara and Dave White of The Spokesmen) in hopes of capitalizing on it. The group was invited to perform on American Bandstand and the record peaked at #25 on the US Billboard R&B chart, and #35 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The group recorded a follow-up single called "Slop Time" (to accompany a dance called The Slop), but the record did not sell as well. An album entitled At the Hop with the Sherrys followed early in 1963 on Guyden Records; most of the songs on it were written by Madera and White. The group faded in the US but became wildly popular in Europe, where they toured twice.
Charlotte Butler left the group after these tours, and the group continued to tour with a modified lineup. The members later decided to find a new manager, and Joe Cook, who owned the rights to the group's name, retired it. Butler eventually settled in Sweden, where she married Svenne Hedlund, and formed the duo Svenne & Lotta, that became a famous act throughout Scandinavia during the 1970s and 1980s.
- Delphine Cook
- Dinell Cook
- Charlotte Butler
- Delores "Honey" Wiley
- Tammi Montgomery
- The Sherrys at Allmusic.com