The Playmates were one of those group that could only have existed during the 1950’s. Donny Conn, Morey Carr, and Chic Hetti formed the comedy group, The Nitwits, at the University of Connecticut in the early 1950’s. By 1955 they had become The Playmates and between 1958 and 1962 placed ten singles on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart.
Their best known hit, and one that is still recognizible today, came during late 1958. “Beep Beep” had comedy elements to it and sold over one million copies. It reached number four on the BILLBOARD Pop Singles Chart.
The Playmates split in 1965 leaving behind one of the classic songs of the mid-1950s.