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Despite the references to Boston and the Charles River in The Standells 1966 hit “Dirty Water,” the band was actually from Los Angeles. Producer Ed Cobb wrote the song after a visit to Boston, during which he was robbed on a bridge over the Charles River. None of the Standells had ever been to Boston before the song was released. In 1997, “Dirty Water” was adopted the “official victory anthem” of the Boston Red Sox.