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 Billy Hinsche

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Billy Hinsche

Birth
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Death 20 Nov 2021 (aged 70)
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 234185443 View Source
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Musician. He was a singer and guitar player in the Sixties boy band Dino, Desi and Billy and longtime member of the Beach Boys' touring band. As a member of Dino, Desi and Billy, he appeared alongside Dean Martin's son Dean Paul Martin and Desi Arnaz, Jr., son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Born in the Philippines, Hinsche and his family moved during his childhood to Beverly Hills, where he became school friends with the sons of Arnaz and Martin. The three teenagers formed a trio in the early Sixties and quickly secured a record contract. The band would have a few hits, including 'I'm a Fool' and 'Not the Lovin' Kind.' They would serve as opening act for the Beach Boys during this period which had a more lasting impact on Hinsche's career. After completing his schooling in the late Sixties, Hinsche joined the Beach Boys as a member of their touring unit and session musician. His first tenure with the group ran from 1971 to 1977, then again from 1982 to 1996. Hinsche's sister Annie was also married to late Beach Boys member Carl Wilson, making Hinsche the uncle of Brian Wilson's children.

Bio by: Louis du Mort

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