1945: Born Joseph Richard Dodd in Hermosa Beach, California October 27. 1954: Auditioned several times with hundreds of other children for the Mickey Mouse Club. 1955: Became member of the Mickey Mouse Club TV series. 1958: Performed drums on the Gisele McKenzie Show.
1961:Dodd was the drummer for the Casuals band and later became the drummer for the surf band The Bel-Airs. 1962:Along with Eddie Bertrand of the Bel-Airs, Dodd launched Eddie and the Showmen.
Their highest-charting single in Los Angeles was "Mr. Rebel", which reached No. 4 on the Wallichs Music City Hit List on February 10, 1964.
1962:The Standells were formed. 1964:Dodd became lead vocalist and drummer for Standells. The same year they signed with Liberty Records.
1964: Dodd appeared the movie "Get Yourself a College Girl" starring Chad Everett and Mary Ann Mobley. 1964: Standells were the first American rock group with long hair after the British Invasion. 1965:The Standells appeared on the Munsters TV Show. 1965:The Standells signed up with Tower Records and wrote "Dirty Water."
1966: "Dirty Water" reaches No. 11 on Billboard charts on June 11th, No. 8 on Cashbox on July 9th, and No. 1 on the Record WorldCharts. 1967: The Standells perform in the movie "Riot on Sunset Strip" and the movie soundtrack. 1967: The Standells are invited to the Art Linkletter House Party TV Show.
1968:Dodd left the Standells to pursue a solo career and released a 45 with "Little Sister" and "Lonely Weekends." The record was produced by Ed Cobb and Buddy Buie. He also released the LP "The First Evolution of Dick Dodd."
1980:Dodd appeared on the 25th Anniversary of the Mickey Mouse Club Special.
Dobb, Tamblyn and Valentino reunited for a few performances.
1999: Dodd and The Standells appeared at the Cavestomp Festival in New York.