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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.

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."

  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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