The Cyrkle Biography

The Cyrkle was a short-lived American rock and roll band active in the mid-1960s. They were best known for their 1966 song "Red Rubber Ball," which went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The band was discovered and managed by Brian Epstein and given the unique spelling of their name by John Lennon. The group was formed by guitarists and lead singers Don Dannemann and Tom Dawes (bass guitar), who met while studying at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. The other members were Earl Pickens on keyboards and Marty Fried on drums.


* Tom Dawes – (born July 25, 1944, Albany, New York – died October 13, 2007, New York, New York) – lead vocals, lead guitar, bass

* Don Dannemann – (born May 9, 1944, Brooklyn, New York) – lead vocals, rhythm guitar

* Marty Fried – (born Martin Fried, 1944, Wayside, New Jersey) – drums, vocals – now a bankruptcy lawyer in Southfield, Michigan)

* Earle Pickens – keyboards (first album) – now a general surgeon in Gainesville, Florida)

* Michael Losekamp – keyboards, vocals (second album) – now an engineer for AT&T and an active musician in Columbus and Dayton, Ohio)

* Jon Alexander – (born April 29, 1950), Brooklyn, New York (keyboards)

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