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. In 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.
One 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.
Several 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
The Sherrys were fun to work with and sounded great. They were Dave and my first girl group
that we worked with.
What Happened Next?
By the mid '60, The Sherrys' short fame ended and the group disbanded.