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Best known as the lead singer of The Standells who sang DIRTY WATER. A Mouseketeer on the original Mickey Mouse Club TV show, Dick Dodd went on to help pioneer the West Coast rock of the early '60s. After playing drums and singing with the Casuals, Bel-Airs , Eddie & the Showmen,  Dodd accepted an invitation to join the L.A.-based group the Standells. In addition to playing on the Standells' 1966 hit tribute to Boston's Charles River, "Dirty Water," he appeared with the group in the 1967 film Riot on Sunset Strip.  Dodd also appeared in the movies Bye Bye Birdie and Get Yourself a College Girl. He has appeared on the television shows American Bandstand, Hollywood Palace, The Mike Douglas Show, The Munsters, The Bing Crosby Show and was a semi-regular on The Gisele MacKenzie Show. Dodd has released solo albums, "The First Evolution of Dick Dodd" and "Willie and The Hand Jive" (as the band, Joshua).

Dick has also performed with Jackie DeShannon, Dodie Stevens, Vic Dana, Bill Medley, The Fleetwoods, Los Straitjackets and Deke Dickerson.

In 2004 and 2007 Dick performed at a sold out Fenway Park in Boston along with the Standells during the American League Championship series and World Series singing "The National Anthem" and" Dirty Water."

Dirty Water is as well played at The Garden in Boston after every Boston Bruins home victory.

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Tiger Beat article on "The Standells Tell On The Rolling Stones". Click to view.

Tiger Beat 1967 article on the Standells. Click to view. Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Club Magazine (Winter, 1956) cover and article. Click to view.


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