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Thomas Dawes, Songwriter And Musician Dies

ALBANY (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The man who brought us memorable jingles like Alka-Seltzer's "Plop Plop, Fizz, Fizz" died from a stroke. He was 64 at the time of his death The Times Union reported.

Showing an aptitude for performance in High School, Dawes went on to form a band called the Rhondells, later to become The Cyrkle after being picked up by Beatles manager Brian Epstein.

Eventually, Dawes left the band and became a jingle-writer for the advertising industry where he penned music behind some well-known ad campaigns such as the aforementioned Alka-Seltzer earwig and others for L'eggs ("Our L'eggs Fit Your Legs,") The theme for "Coke Is It," and the 7up jingle to name a few.

More recently, Dawes, along with his wife, penned the off-Broadway hit "The Talk of the Town."

"He was busy, creative, generous, and extremely talented," his younger sister, Robin Ducey, told the The Times Union "He always loved Albany and was just a creative guy who with all this talent, was humble and always accessible to people." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers