Garage pop outfit the Cyrkle made out pretty well for what was originally the Rhondells, a frat rock band formed as a lark in 1961 by Pennsylvania college students Tom Dawes and Don Danneman. After supposedly being given its new name by John Lennon and Brian Epstein the Cyrkle signed with Columbia and recorded the Paul Simon-penned "Red Rubber Ball," which bounced all the way to number two in 1966 and earned the group a slot on the Beatles? last tour. The sitar-tinged, pop-psych follow-up "Turn Down Day" was also a smash, rising to number 16 the same year. Working anonymously, the Cyrkle recorded the psychedelic soundtrack to the soft-porn movie The Minx in 1967; released three years later, the album became a highly sought-after prize of collectors and breakbeat DJs.
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Cyrkle, The - Neon - CD
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    In ’66 the Cyrkle inked a contract with Columbia Records, scored a #2 chart hit with “Red Rubber Ball,” gained a coveted spot on the Beatles’ Final U.S. tour and recorded Red Rubber Ball and Neon –two longplayers with some of the most soaring three-part harmonies and intricate arrangements that ‘60s pop had to offer. Each disc comes with a dazzling array of bonus tracks, interviews and great unseen photos!TRACK LISTING AND AUDIO SAMPLES:1. Don’t Cry, No Fears, No Tears Comin’ Your Way2. The...

    Cyrkle, The - Red Rubber Ball CD
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      To say 1966 was a good year for the Cyrkle is putting it mildly: in rapid succession, they inked a contract with Columbia Records, scored a #2 hit with Paul Simon's "Red Rubber Ball," gained a coveted spot on the Beatles' final U.S. tour, and recorded Red Rubber Ball with some of the most soaring three-part harmonies and intricate arrangements that '60s pop music had to offer.

      Cyrkle, The - The Minx Soundtrack CD
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        A highly-sought-after collector’s item, The Minx soundtrack is full of the Cyrkle’s trademark three-part harmonies, intricate arrangements, and paisley-psychedelic sounds (the percussion intro of “Nicole” has become a break-beat classic). Recorded in 1967—following the Cyrkle's pop chart success with Paul Simon's “Red Rubber Ball” and their own “Turn-Down Day”—and shelved until the film's release two years later, The Minx has eluded...