- Red Rubber Ball
Name = Red Rubber Ball
Type = Single
from Album =
Released = 1966
Genre = Pop
Length = 2:22
Paul Simon/ Bruce Woodley
Last single =
This single =
Next single = "Red Rubber Ball" is a pop
songwhich became a hit (going to #2 in the Billboard Hot 100) in the 1966 version recorded by The Cyrkle.
It was co-written by
Paul Simon(of Simon and Garfunkel) and Bruce Woodley(of The Seekers). [http://www.ckk.chalmers.se/guitar/sg-faq/4.html Guitar] According to Cyrkle guitaristTom Dawes, Simon offered it to The Cyrkle when they were opening for Simon and Garfunkel on tour. [http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=5489 Song Facts] [http://www.classicbands.com/cyrkle.html Classic Bands: The Cyrkle] The Seekers also recorded "Red Rubber Ball" for their 1966 album " Come the Day" (US-title: "Georgy Girl") — and the Seekers' recording of "Red Rubber Ball" can also be heard on 'Disc Three - 1966 - 1967' of the CD box set"The Seekers Complete".
At "Music Notes", the
sheet musicfor "Red Rubber Ball", for the album"Simon and Garfunkel - Old Friends", also credits the songwriters as Paul Simon and Bruce Woodley [ [http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/scorch.asp?ppn=sc0028110 Music Notes] ]
In the media
*A recorded live cover was performed by
Simon and Garfunkel.
Eggchair's cover was played in the 2004 movie, "".
punk rockgroup The Diodesrecorded a cover of this song as the first track on their debut album, "The Diodes" (1977). According to the liner notes of the 1998 Diodes anthology, "Tired of Waking Up Tired", the band recorded the cover because Paul Simon had been vocal in his disapproval of punk rock music.
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