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It's a small pop music world

I am by no means a "music historian", but recently I learned some things that struck me as interesting, regarding the tangled web of relationships in the pop music world.

The 1960's group The Cyrkle was managed by Brian Epstein (of Beatle's fame.) They were originally a college group called the Rondells . But a friend of Epstein heard them and pointed them out to him. Epstein changed the group's name.

The Cyrkle's most famous hit was Red Rubber Ball. It was co-written by Paul Simon, of Simon and Garfunkel, and Bruce Woodley, of the Seekers.

I have heard the Seekers' recording of that song, but I did not realize one of their members was one of the writers.

Simon and Woodley struck up a friendship, and Simon wrote another song expressly for the Seekers: "I wish You Could be Here."

At any rate, here is the Cyrkle singing Red Rubber Ball, which I will always consider one of the greatest "break up" songs of all time!

Piper · 61-69, F
Interesting music history, there. I don't recall ever hearing or reading any of it before, in spite hearing a lot of music history and 'trivia' when I was involved with and married to someone I heard a lot of both from.
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
I have heard this story a long time ago. On Usenet I believe.
DrWatson · 70-79, M
@DeWayfarer I'm often the last one to know! 😄
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
@DrWatson I once knew a lot of music posters on usenet. Some even from Europe.

Lots of that type of discussion were going on back then. Yet those were of the music ripping type people.
I’ve heard this song, but never knew who recorded it—[b]or[/b] who wrote it. Very cool !

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