The band was formed by guitarists and lead singers Don Dannemann and Tom Dawes (who also played bass guitar), who met while studying at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Dannemann enlisted in the US Coast Guard in 1966. The other members were Earle Pickens on keyboards and Marty Fried on drums. They were originally a "frat rock" band called The Rhondells but were later discovered and managed by Brian Epstein, who was best known as manager of The Beatles. Epstein found out about this band when his business partner, New York attorney Nathan Weiss, heard them in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Labor Day of 1965. Epstein became their manager and renamed them. John Lennon provided the unique spelling of their new name, which is a reference to the circular roundabout known as Centre Square, located in downtown Easton. They were produced by John Simon.
"The Visit" is the 2nd track from the 2nd album Neon (1967) released on the Columbia Label. The album was re- released on CD in 2001 by Sundazed.
Arranged By – The Cyrkle
Arranged By, Producer – John Simon
Brass, Strings, Woodwind – The International Brotherhood Of Brindle Makers Marching Band & Chowder Society
Drums, Tambourine, Finger Cymbals, Triangle, Gong, Vocals – Marty*
Guitar, Bass, Sitar, Vocals – Tom*
Guitar, Vocals – Don*
Keyboards – John Simon, Michael*
Photography By [Cover Photo] – Bob Cato