Jan 13, 2009

CYRKLE - RED RUBBER BALL (COLUMBIA 1966) Japan DSD mastering cardboard sleeve




The band was formed by guitarists and lead singers Don Dannemann and Tom Dawes (bass guitar), who met while studying at Lafayette College in Easton. The other members were Earl Pickens on keyboards and Marty Fried on drums. They were originally a "frat rock" band called The Rhondells but were later discovered and managed by Brian Epstein, who was better known as manager of The Beatles. Epstein's partner was New York attorney Nathan Weiss, who heard the band in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Labor Day in 1965. He became their manager and renamed them. John Lennon provided the unique spelling of their new name. They were produced by John Simon.In the summer of 1966, they opened on fourteen dates for the Beatles during their U.S. tour. On August 28, they headed the opening acts performing prior to The Beatles at Dodger Stadium. The other artists who appeared were Bobby Hebb, The Ronettes, and The Remains. Before touring with The Beatles, The Cyrkle had a successful engagement at the Downtown Discotheque in New York City.
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The Cyrkle is best known for their 1966 song "Red Rubber Ball," which went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was co-written by Paul Simon of Simon and Garfunkel and Bruce Woodley of The Seekers. It was released on the Columbia record label. The band had one more Top 20 hit, "Turn-Down Day," later in 1966. After the release of their debut album, Red Rubber Ball, they recorded a second album, Neon, in late 1966, and a movie soundtrack, The Minx, in 1967. They followed that with various singles and then disbanded in late 1967...
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4 comments:

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

yes ... at some times
garage frat sounds...

really good band...
this guys really rocked

another great choice...
along with the latest album you posted...

great work

Georgie Hirezola said...

yeaaaaaaaaahh Pablo!!!woowww!!
mm..I will also post their second soon, with bonus from the "Minx" soundtrack..oop!
ok...it's a bit more pop oriented but I really like their sound...
lets give 'em a chance after 40+++ years...lol..umfff
georgie

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Greg H said...

Thanks a lot for this. Great mid-60's pop!