According to the Smithsonian Insitute, the group's intent was to promote "good will."
They hit it big, performing on prime-time television on the "Sing Along with Mitch" show. They played at the White House, the U.S. Congress, and for various local political events.
They sang a song that promoted early mailing for the Christmas season, set to the tune of Jingle Bells.
Christmas stamps, Christmas stamps, making our debut.
We’ll brighten up your Christmas cards and speed them on to you.
Don’t delay; mail today. It’s later than you think.
We’ll put them through for all of you, quicker than a wink.
They were later conscripted to promote the new ZIP Code system with this song, set to the tune of Zippity Do Da.
Welcome to the ZIP Code
Use it today
Send your mail out
The five-digit way
For speedier handling
To lighten the load
Your return address
Should have the ZIP Code
The members disbanded in 1970.
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|Photo courtesy of Smithsonian, by permission.|