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Dickie Dodd Mickey Mouse Club
© The Walt Disney Co
  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.

the bel-airs record label   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.

The Standells   1962: The Standells were formed.
1964: Dodd became lead vocalist and drummer for Standells. The same year they signed with Liberty Records.

The Munsters   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."

Riot on Sunset Strip   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 World Charts.
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.


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Little Sister   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."

Bliz
  1973 to 1979: Member of The Blitz Brothers.

Dickie Dodd Mickey Mouse Reunion 1980© The Walt Disney Co
  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.

  2004-2007: The Standells performed Dirty Water and The National Anthem at a sold out Fenway Park as the Boston Red Sox played in the American League Championship Series and World Series.

Tough Like Boston   2011: Dick Dodd and the Dodd Squad, "Tough Like Boston" is a song about Boston and the spirit of Boston's people. It is a tribute to a wonderful unique place of strength, character and perserverance.

 

 


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