The Cyrkle was a 1960s American rock and roll band. The band was formed by guitarists Don Dannemann and Tom Dawes, while studying at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. The band's drummer was Marty Fried. They were originally a "frat rock" band called The Rhondells; but were later discovered and managed by Brian Epstein, who was better known as manager of The Beatles, with John Lennon providing the unique spelling of their new name. They were produced by John Simon. In the summer of 1966 they opened on fourteen dates for the Beatles during their U.S. tour.