The Cyrkle was a groovy and engaging 60s folksy pop-rock group from the East Coast. The band was distinguished by their lovely vocal harmonies and pleasant melodies.
Originally called The Rhondells, they were later discovered and managed by Brian Epstein, who was the manager of The Beatles. Epstein found out about the band when his business partner, New York attorney Nathan Weiss, heard them in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Labor Day of 1965.
Epstein became their manager and renamed them, as a reference to the circular roundabout known as Centre Square, located in downtown Easton. John Lennon provided the unique spelling of their new name.
In the summer of 1966, they opened on fourteen dates for the Beatles during their US tour. On August 28, they headed the opening acts performing prior to The Beatles at Dodger Stadium.
They were also on the bill for the final Beatles concert at Candlestick Park on August 29, 1966.
Their hits include “Red Rubber Ball” and “Turn Down Day”.
The original line-up was:
Don Dannemann (guitar/vocals)
Tom Dawes (bass/vocals)
Marty Fried (drums)
Earl Pickens (keyboards)