The 1960s pop/rock five piece is set to reform, and try and recapture their former hedonistic days. The group had a number one hit with The Legend of Xanadu.
"As most people know," said John Hatchman, who took on the mantle of Mick after Mick Wilson left, "Dave Dee died in 2009. In the past when a band member left, or died, which is a form of leaving, then somebody else took their name in the group. Like I became Mick because I once went on holiday to Dublin."
According to Hatchman, they are not going to give somebody else the titular role of the band, but instead become a four piece and retire the Dave Dee in honour of the band's founder member.
"Unfortunately," said Hatchman, "Neither Beaky wants to be in the reformed band. John Dymond said he's too old, and Tony Carpenter said it was the most stupid idea in the history of stupid ideas. He was never very original."
The downside to the lack of a Beaky is that the last Beaky, Carpenter, has refused to give up the name, as he currently works the clubs around Margate under the name.
"Ian [Amey] is up for it," said Hatchman. "Now all I need to do is find Dozy. Otherwise, we're going to be Mick and Tich, which sounds like a completely politically incorrect band. That said, Dozy Mick and Tich doesn't sound all that polite."
Hatchman is already working on a follow up to Legend of Xanadu called the Legend of Xelda, and expects it to be a fusion of DDDBMT's synth 60's pop and modern trance dance beats.
"Wicked," said Hatchman, flicking his fingers, and suffering an arthritic seizure.