In the pantheon of garage rock bands, The Standells are in the holy of holies. Formed in Los Angeles in 1962 by lead singer-keyboardist Larry Tamblyn, the band is best known for three 1966 singles, "Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White," "Why Pick On Me" and their biggie, "Dirty Water."
Last year, among the group's handful of concerts was a well-received show at the SXSW festival in Austin. Original and long-time members Tamblyn, drummer Dick Dodd and former Love bassist John Fleckenstein, are still with the group today. The Standells will appear at the 12 th annual Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans, Oct. 4-5, according to the event's website and The Standells Facebook page.
- Steve Smith, Pasadena Star News 3/21/13