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Don Dannemann, Tom Dawes and Marty Fried

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the Cyrkle

Submitted By: stuntpope
Posted Date: April 12, 2001
Last Updated: October 13, 2011
 
 
the Cyrkle
Claim to fame: Don Dannemann, Tom Dawes and Marty Fried met at Lafayette College in Easton, PA in the early sixties and formed a trio. By 1963 they were regulars at Eastern Seaboard clubs. In early 1966, Beatles manager Brian Epstein, got them a contract with Columbia Records, and renamed them the Cyrkle - a moniker coined by none other than John Lennon!
Epstein had them open for the Beatles on the Beatles 1966 summer tour. The exposure sent their debut single, "Red Rubber Ball" to #2 on the charts. The Cyrkle followed up with "Turn Down Day" later that same year, and it reached #16 nationally.
 
 
the Cyrkle
Where are they now? Tom Dawes and Don Dannemann, the group’s lead singers, now head their own advertising agencies in New York, where they started as talented jingle writers. Don Dannemann has written jingles for Continental Airlines and Swanson Foods, while Tom Dawes has had shining success with, among other things, the Alka Selzter "Plop, plop, fizz, fizz" slogan jingle which became a pop culture classic!
 
 
 
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sunshinej9 said:
May 11, 2010 8:51 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/02/arts/02dawes.html
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guitslinger said:
January 22, 2014 12:27 PM
Sadly Tom Dawes passed away on October 13,2007.It was Tom Dawes who sang the high harmony parts of the lead vocals while Don Danneman sang the lower melody lines.
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Moe said:
February 16, 2016 10:39 PM
They were terrific!!!!
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Sue Smith said:
August 3, 2016 11:15 PM
I just met Don Dannemen today at a restaurant in Ocala Florida where he lives now. He's a super nice guy!
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Submitted by: stuntpope  - 04/12/2001
For a group of teen-aged guys from Chicago's North side, The Buckinghams formed a rock band mainly to meet girls. Carl Giammarese, Nick Fortuna, Dennis Tufano, Jon Paulos and ...
The Buckinghams
 
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Submitted by: stuntpope  - 04/13/2001
The zany company clerk from M*A*S*H, and he really was from Toledo in real life.