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Richard Dodd Cellist recording at Abbey Road Studios for the band Pugwash (band).
April 25, 1965 |
Dodd emigrated with his family from England to the United States at age two to Long Beach, California. He began studying the cello at age ten and took his advanced studies at California State University, Northridge.
Dodd had an early interest in punk rock. Later as a teenager, he performed live with The Bangles. After studies at Cal State Northridge, he spent many years touring and doing solo sessions with rock artists.
Dodd began working as a session musician in 1983, beginning with The Three O'Clock's album, Sixteen Tambourines where he was joined with his sister Sarah Dodd, who is a violinist in the Norrköping Symphony. In 1990 he joined the group Lowen & Navarro; toured and appeared on their albums: Walking On A Wire, Broken Moon and Pendulum.
He has since recorded with numerous musical artists such as Foo Fighters, with his velvety grit-to-the-string cello intro on the hit single "The Pretender" of the album Echoes, Silence, Patience, & Grace. Kanye West Graduation and Late Registration, Johnny Cash, Dixie Chicks latest album Taking the Long Way, A Perfect Circle, Dr. Dre.
He is a member of The Section Quartet, (the world's loudest string quartet) who are signed to Decca Records.
Richard also appears on the soundtracks to many movies including : I heart huckabees, Knocked up, SAW, Dodd has also appeared on many TV shows including, The Tonight Show (10 times) David Letterman, Craig Kilborn, Saturday Night Live, American Music Awards, and many more.
- Band Of Horses; Live at the Hollywood Sign "Heartbreak On The 101" (2014)
- A Great Big World; The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2014)
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- Dixie Chicks; Taking the Long Way Columbia Records, (2006)
- Robbie Williams; Take the Crown Island Records, (2012)
- Gavin DeGraw; Make a Move RCA Records, (2013)
- Benmont Tench; You Should Be So Lucky Blue Note Records (2014)
- Reel, James (June–July 2007), "Hard Rock Cachet", Strings Magazine, No. 150, retrieved 2008-02-10