Surf guitar pioneer Eddie Bertrand has died, aged 67.
The Belairs star is perhaps best remembered for co-writing and performing on 1962 surf-rock hit Mr. Moto.
Bertrand became a staple of the California rock scene throughout the 1960s, also fronting Eddie and the Showmen.
He was a regular performer until 2010, when he fell and broke both his hips.
He passed away on Saturday (03Nov12) after a fight with cancer.
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.