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Strike Up The Pioneering Garage Rock Band: The Standells, famous for rock classic ‘Dirty Water’, love Auburn, make ‘Beat Bama’ video

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Well they love those Auburn Tigers…

So I got an email a woman named Glenda Tamblyn the other night that started out like this: “I am an (Auburn) alum (’83) and my husband’s rock group, The Standells, love Auburn.”

The Standells, if you didn’t know, are a pioneering garage rock band from L.A. They formed in 1962. Four years later came the hit: “Dirty Water,” a garage classic, one of the 500 songs that shaped rock ‘n’ roll, and for 15 or so years the victory anthem of the Boston Everythings… (the “dirty water” was Boston’s).

So you know, seeing as how I have “Dirty Water” on a mix CD in the car right now, that was kinda of an awesome email to get. And Glenda wasn’t kidding—founding keyboardist Larry Tamblyn, her husband (and uncle of Two and a Half Men’s Amber Tamblyn, by the way), and the rest of the band love Auburn. They really love Auburn. So much they wanted to make a video of them loving Auburn to prove it.

Ladies and gentleman, The Standells!

Think they’re also doing some promo drops for WEGL.

Other celebrities in Auburn stuff: Leonardo DiCaprio, Dr. Dre, John Travolta, Thierry Henry, Willie Nelson, Zac Efron, Naya Rivera, Molly Sims, Jason Segel, Joe DiMaggio.

Related: Elvis says “War Eagle”.

Keep Reading:

* Alabama in Auburn gear
* Diagram of a 1983 Auburn student
* That OTHER time they burned the Glom

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Jeremy Henderson is the editor of The War Eagle Reader and co-host of Rich and Jeremy in the Mornings on Wings 94.3 FM in Auburn. Follow him on Twitter: @wareaglereader / @jerthoughts / @RichandJeremy

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