Lynn Evans Mand February 6, 2020

Lynn Evans Mand died on February 6, 2020, at the age of 95

Lynn Evans Mand, a lead vocalist for the popular female vocal group the Chordettes who later incorporated music into special education classrooms in the Brentwood School District, died Feb. 6 at the age of 95.

Known for infectiously catchy hits such as “Mr. Sandman,” “Never on Sunday,” and “Lollipop,” the Chordettes were one of the most popular groups of the 1950s and ‘60s. When “Mr. Sandman” debuted in 1954, the song spent 20 weeks on the charts, as well as seven weeks as a Billboard No. 1 hit. In a 2015 YouTube interview, Mand recalled that when the song came out, “you couldn’t turn the radio on and not hear it. It spilled over into all age groups. They all loved it.

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