From Mousketeer to Punk Rocker!!

From Mousketeer to Punk Rocker!! 

Posted: 7:43 am Thursday, October 27th, 2016

By Steve Craig

Lots of Birthday to celebrate today… and a couple of remembrances…

Happy Birthday Byron Allred… longtime keyboardist for The Steve Miller Band.  He’s 68

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K.K. Downing, lead guitarist for Judas Priest is 65

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Simon LeBon of Duran Duran is 58

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Garry Tallent… Tallented bassist and founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s “E Street Band” is 67 today..

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The Late Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots would have been 49… we lost him in December of last year…

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and last but not least…

Remembering Dick Dodd, who would have been 71 today… lost him to cancer 3 years ago…

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“Dickey” Dodd was one of the original Walt Disney Mousketeers!  …and from that year of wholesomeness… Dickey would go on to form the band The Standells… heralded as one of the first “Proto-Punk bands of the 60’s… their song “Dirty Water” and others influenced a lot of the 70’s American punk bands…

Check out Dickey Dodd… fronting The Standells!   awwww… isn’t he cute?