The Cyrkle

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": 60s classic rock soft rock oldies rock pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

Founder members of this harmony pop act, Don Dannemann (9 May 1944, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA; guitar/vocals) and Tom Dawes (b. 25 July 1944, Albany, New York, USA, d. 13 October 2007, New York City, New York, USA; guitar/vocals) met while studying at Lafayette College. Together they formed a ‘frat’ band, the Rhondells, with Earle Pickens (keyboards) and Marty Fried (b. Martin Fried, 1944, Wayside, New Jersey, USA; drums) which honed a set drawn from songs by the Beach Boys and Four Seasons. They were ‘discovered’ playing at New Jersey’s Alibi Lounge by New York attorney Nat Weiss, who introduced the band to Beatles manager Brian Epstein. He signed the Rhondells to his NEMS roster; John Lennon reportedly suggested their new name, the Cyrkle. The incipient act then broke up temporarily, leaving Dawes free to tour with Simon And Garfunkel. Paul Simon offered the bass player ‘Red Rubber Ball’, a song he co-wrote with...

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