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November 30, 2013 | Chris Lee
Dick Dodd, a Mouseketeer on Disney's original "Mickey Mouse Club" who went on to become a surf music pioneer and a youth-quaking garage rock showman, died Friday in a Fountain Valley hospital, said his close friend, Tim Ferrill. Dodd was 68. Dodd announced earlier this year on his website that he had stage 4 cancer. Born Joseph Richard Dodd Jr. on Oct. 27, 1945, in Hermosa Beach, Dodd cultivated an interest in singing, dancing and performing as a young boy. In 1955, at the age of 9, he was cast on "The Mickey Mouse Club," the beloved television variety show that came to epitomize post-war America, alongside series regulars such as Annette Funicello and Cubby O'Brien.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2013 | Chris Lee
Dick Dodd, a Mouseketeer on Disney's original "Mickey Mouse Club" who went on to become a surf music pioneer and a youth-quaking garage rock showman, died Friday in a Fountain Valley hospital, said his close friend, Tim Ferrill. Dodd was 68. Dodd announced earlier this year on his website that he had stage 4 cancer. Born Joseph Richard Dodd Jr. on Oct. 27, 1945, in Hermosa Beach, Dodd cultivated an interest in singing, dancing and performing as a young boy. In 1955, at the age of 9, he was cast on "The Mickey Mouse Club," the beloved television variety show that came to epitomize post-war America, alongside series regulars such as Annette Funicello and Cubby O'Brien.
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August 15, 1990 | JIM WASHBURN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Hair! I had hair! Whoa!" So shrieked Dick Dodd at the Fountain Valley Hop last Wednesday, watching a recently unearthed videotape of himself singing "Dirty Water" as a member of the Standells some 24 years ago. The 44-year-old singer/drummer's hairline hasn't especially taken a hike in the intervening years. But the ultra-Beatles length and style of his Standells' hair bespoke another era, one when hair was a contentious matter.
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August 15, 1990 | JIM WASHBURN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Hair! I had hair! Whoa!" So shrieked Dick Dodd at the Fountain Valley Hop last Wednesday, watching a recently unearthed videotape of himself singing "Dirty Water" as a member of the Standells some 24 years ago. The 44-year-old singer/drummer's hairline hasn't especially taken a hike in the intervening years. But the ultra-Beatles length and style of his Standells' hair bespoke another era, one when hair was a contentious matter.
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December 19, 1986 | BETTY JEAN BARNHILL
This book tells the reader right up front not to expect much of anything new or different that hasn't been stated in other books before. As it says in the preface: "Why bother bringing back the old stuff that everybody knows about? Well, for one thing, not everybody does know the basics of good grooming. . . . For those who do know them, there is nothing like a refresher course, and everyone needs one from time to time."
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September 11, 1992 | STEVE HOCHMAN
More than 25 rock, country, R&B and jazz acts will perform Sunday at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano to benefit the Orange County Musicians Foundation. All proceeds from the nine-hour-plus show--featuring Bobby Hatfield of the Righteous Brothers and surf guitar legend Dick Dale, as well as former Desert Rose Band guitarist John Jorgenson--will go into a fund for area musicians with serious to catastrophic medical needs.
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August 28, 1992 | JIM WASHBURN
The Scene: Hundreds of folks in haute cowboy and Orange County casual wear, line dancing their country hearts out Wednesday night at what used to be the Fountain Valley Hop. The fried chicken and barbecue-fed "VIP celebration" was to herald the transformation of the '50s-esque club into Bill Medley's Music City, the Righteous Brother's nod to the commercial clout of country music these days.
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October 17, 2002 | Natalie Nichols
1 They have a singing drummer. At the front of the ensemble on stage, vocalist-sticks man Nick Stumpf exudes a spastic old-school charm that evokes Dick Dodd, crooner-beat keeper for L.A.'s "Dirty Water"-lovin' '60s garage-rockers the Standells. 2 They play more than one note. The 4-year-old D.C.-to-Brooklyn quartet's debut album, "One Time Bells" (StarTime International), provides an entertaining twist on a lot of old formulas.
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June 12, 2006 | Andrew Ryan, The Associated Press
The song "Dirty Water" blares at Fenway Park after every Red Sox victory and has become part of the winning soundtrack of baseball-crazy Massachusetts. But the band that wrote the 1966 hit says it is also used in Budweiser commercials, and for that the rock 'n' rollers are none too happy. The Standells filed a federal lawsuit last week claiming that Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. used "Dirty Water" without permission in commercials to try to tap into the song's connection with the team.
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December 19, 1986 | BETTY JEAN BARNHILL
This book tells the reader right up front not to expect much of anything new or different that hasn't been stated in other books before. As it says in the preface: "Why bother bringing back the old stuff that everybody knows about? Well, for one thing, not everybody does know the basics of good grooming. . . . For those who do know them, there is nothing like a refresher course, and everyone needs one from time to time."
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September 15, 1992 | JOHN PENNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For Dick and Jane Dodd, Sunday's benefit concert for the Orange County Musicians Foundation was a chance to reminisce with some old friends, hear some good music and support a worthy cause. For two middle-aged Irvine women who identified themselves only as Jeannie and Caroline, the 7 1/2-hour show at the Coach House was just a way to party the day away. "We're just out here to dance and have a wild time," Caroline said.
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