The Standells star Dick Dodd has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 68.

The one-time Tv Mouseketeer was also a member of revered surf rock act the Bel-Airs.

The drummer and singer recorded sports anthem Dirty Water with The Standells and 1960s hit instrumental Mr. Moto with the Bel-Airs.

He passed away on Friday (29Nov13) in a California hospital, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Dodd joined America's popular Tv show The Mickey Mouse Club in 1955, aged nine, and, as a member of The Standells, he appeared in Riot on Sunset Strip and Get Yourself a College Girl.