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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    A jingle powerhouse solo or in tandem with Tom Dawes (Cyrkle) as TwinStar Music, Ginny Redington penned earworms like “Coke Is It!”, “We’re American Airlines”, and a smorgasbord of recognizable gems from the 70s and 80s. Many are collected here, many she sang herself, and many are loaded with Synthesizer goodness! Open wide! Even if Ginny Redington had not met Tom Dawes, you’d still have known her work as a jingle composer. You have to figure there weren’t that many women even pursuing a...

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      A jingle powerhouse solo or in tandem with Tom Dawes (Cyrkle) as TwinStar Music, Ginny Redington penned earworms like “Coke Is It!”, “We’re American Airlines”, and a smorgasbord of recognizable gems from the 70s and 80s. Many are collected here, many she sang herself, and many are loaded with Synthesizer goodness! Open wide! Even if Ginny Redington had not met Tom Dawes, you’d still have known her work as a jingle composer. You have to figure there weren’t that many women even pursuing a...

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        Elusive, it’s both a great adjective to describe the uber rare 1968 promo-only EP that contained “7-Up The Uncola” by Tom Dawes and his band The Cykle, it’s also the name of the perfume that this master tunesmiths penned a jingle to for Avon cosmetics. Those tracks, rare as they are, are two of the few Tom Dawes jingles that made the jump from the television to our turntables… until now! Elusive: The Tom Dawes Jingle Workshop collects more than fifty jingles penned by the Cyrkle frontman both...

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          Elusive, it’s both a great adjective to describe the uber rare 1968 promo-only EP that contained “7-Up The Uncola” by Tom Dawes and his band The Cykle, it’s also the name of the perfume that this master tunesmiths penned a jingle to for Avon cosmetics. Those tracks, rare as they are, are two of the few Tom Dawes jingles that made the jump from the television to our turntables… until now! Elusive: The Tom Dawes Jingle Workshop collects more than fifty jingles penned by the Cyrkle frontman both...

          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 the grasp of even the most dedicated Cyrkle fan, until now....

            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!Includes:Don’t Cry, No Fears, No Tears Comin’ Your Way • The Visit (She Was Here) •...