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The Standells drummer Dick Dodd loses cancer battle

Dec 01, 2013 | 2:43pm EST

The Standells star Dick Dodd has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 68. The one-time TV Mouseketeer was also a member of revered surf rock act the Bel-Airs. The drummer and singer recorded sports anthem Dirty Water with The Standells and 1960s hit instrumental Mr. Moto with the Bel-Airs. He passed away on Friday (29Nov13) in a California hospital, according to the Los Angeles Times. Dodd joined America's popular TV show The Mickey Mouse Club in 1955, aged nine, and, as a member of The Standells, he appeared in Riot on Sunset Strip and Get Yourself a College Girl.

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