Thomas Dawes, 64, a founding member of The Cyrkle and a career jingle writer, died of a stroke in New York City October 13th.
The Cyrkle was known for its one hit, Paul Simon’s "Red Rubber Ball," and a name that was allegedly suggested by John Lennon.
It was also known for being the opening act on The Beatles’ final three-week tour.
Dawes went on to have a single-handed influence in American pop culture, writing jingles like "Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz" for Alka-Seltzer, "Coke Is It" and "Our L’Eggs Fit Your Legs" for the hosiery maker, according to the Los Angeles Times.
It was that second career that gave Dawes a healthy income.