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October 18, 2011

The Cyrkle - Red Rubber Ball (1966)

After hearing them on Labor Day in 1965, Nathan Weiss told his friend, Brian Epstein, about this great band he had heard in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The band was quickly signed and switched their name from The Rhondells to their new name, a unique spelling given to them by John Lennon. They went on to become the opening act for The Beatles at Dodger Stadium and at The Beatleslast concert performance at Candlestick Park. The band even did a soundtrack for an "x-rated" film, of which you can hear a track. After disbanding in 1967, the founding members, Don Dannemann and Tom Dawes, went their separate ways writing jingles. Dawes wrote the popular “plop, plop, fizz fizz, ahh what a relief it is” for Alka-Seltzer. Dannemann wrote the Uncola Song for 7Up.

This song boosted them to popularity in 1966. It was co-written by Paul Simon, from Simon & Garfunkel, and Bruce Woodley, from The Seekers.

The Cyrkle - Red Rubber Ball

The Cyrkle - Red Rubber Ball (1966)

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Lyrics:

I should have known you'd bid me farewell
There's a lesson to be learned from this and I learned it very well
Now I know you're not the only starfish in the sea
If I never hear your name again, it's all the same to me

And I think it's gonna be alright
Yea, the worst is over now
The morning sun is shining like a red rubber ball

You never care for secrets I confide
For you, I'm just an ornament- something for your pride
Always running, never caring; that's the life you live
Stolen minutes of your time were all you had to give

And I think it's gonna be alright
Yea, the worst is over now
The morning sun is shining like a red rubber ball

The story's in the past with nothing to recall
I've got my life to live and I don't need you at all
The roller coaster ride we took is nearly at an end
I bought my ticket with my tears; that's all I'm gonna spend

And I think it's gonna be alright
Yea, the worst is over now
The morning sun is shining like a red rubber ball

And I think it's gonna be alright
Yea, the worst is over now
The morning sun is shining like a red rubber ball

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