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Tom Dawes (1943–2007)

Musician and TV commercial jingle writer Thomas Webster Dawes was born on July 25, 1943 in Albany, New York. He met fellow musician, Don Dannemann, while attending Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Dawes and Donnemann founded the folksy pop-rock group, The Cyrkle, in the mid-60s; the band had a big hit with the extremely bouncy and upbeat... See full bio »

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Known For

Demolition Man Soundtrack
The Minx Composer


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 1993 Demolition Man (writer: "Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz")
 1969 The Minx (writer: "Squeeze Play", "The Minx", "Murray The Why", "The Rigging", "The Party", "Nicole", "It's A Lovely Game, Louise", "Something Special", "On The Road", "Walter's Riff", "The Chase")
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 1969 The Minx
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 1969 The Minx (music arranger)
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 1967 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series)
- Episode #4.29 (1967) ... Himself (as The Cyrkle)
 1966-1967 Where the Action Is (TV Series)
- Episode #3.142 (1967) ... Himself (as The Cyrkle)
- Episode #2.229 (1966) ... Himself (as The Cyrkle)

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Wrote the book and lyrics, along with his wife, for the musical "Talk of the Town", about the 1940s literary circle known as the Algonquin Round Table. The show ran for two years off-Broadway before being presented as a cabaret show at the Algonquin Hotel. See more »

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Alternate Names:

The Cyrkle

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Personal Quote:

[on why he and his wife retired from a successful career of writing jingles for TV commercials] We decided there's so much more to life than singing ketchup bottles.


Member of the 1960s rock band, The Cyrkle, which he co-founded with Don Dannemann. See more »

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