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Truly Judy’s Uncommon Oldies – The Cyrkle – “We Had A Good Thing Goin'”

This week’s edition of “Uncommon Oldies” takes us to radio station CHUM 1050 AM, May 29, 1967, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The Cyrkle was originally a frat rock band. The band was formed by two members attending Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.  They were later discovered and managed by Brian Epstein, who also managed The Beatles.

Epstein’s business partner, a New York attorney named Nathan Weiss, later became their manager.  It was actually John Lennon who provided the unique spelling of their name, which is a reference to the circular roundabout located in downtown Easton.

The group was the opening act for fourteen dates of the Beatles’ U.S. tour.  They also had two songs in the Top 20 on the national charts in 1966.  Two of the members later became professional jingle writers with one writing the “plop plop fizz fizz” commercial for Alka Seltzer, and the other penning the original “uncola” song for 7-Up.”We Had A Good Thing Goin'” was #42 on the CHUM 1050 chart for the week of May 29th, 1967. It was co-written by Neil Sedaka and was on the Columbia label.

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“We Had A Good Thing Goin'”
The Cyrkle

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Truly Judy is a lover of 50’s, 6o’s and early 70’s music and is currently a DJ at www.topshelfoldies.org where they play the best in uncommon oldies and songs that weren’t over-played on the radio.  Join us for live shows every night of the week, and our Auto DJ, Otto, plays music the rest of the day.  Hope to see you there.