Billy Hinsche

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Billy Hinsche
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Background information
Birth nameWilliam Hinsche
Born(1951-06-29) June 29, 1951 (age 62)
Manila, Philippines
GenresRock, pop, surf rock, baroque pop
Occupationsvocalist, guitarist, arranger
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano
Years active1965–present
LabelsCapitol
Reprise
RD&B Records
Associated actsDino, Desi, & Billy, The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson
 
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Billy Hinsche
Billy Hinsche Photo.jpeg
Background information
Birth nameWilliam Hinsche
Born(1951-06-29) June 29, 1951 (age 62)
Manila, Philippines
GenresRock, pop, surf rock, baroque pop
Occupationsvocalist, guitarist, arranger
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano
Years active1965–present
LabelsCapitol
Reprise
RD&B Records
Associated actsDino, Desi, & Billy, The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson

William "Billy" Hinsche (born June 29, 1951) is an American musician who was part of the singing group Dino, Desi & Billy.

Background[edit]

Hinsche was born in Manila, the Philippines, where his father, Otto "Doc" Hinsche, owned a casino in Manila. After World War II, the family moved to the United States and settled in Beverly Hills. Hinsche attended Beverly Hills Catholic High School, where he met Desi Arnaz, Jr. and Dean Paul Martin. The three later formed the group Dino, Desi & Billy and signed with Frank Sinatra's record label Reprise Records.[1] [2]

In the late 1960s, Hinsche worked as a session musician for The Beach Boys and toured extensively with the band. His sister, Annie Hinsche-Wilson-Karges, was married to the group's guitarist, Carl Wilson.[1] He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Motion Pictures & Television from UCLA in 1974.

Billy Hinsche has provided backing vocals on recordings for Elton John's "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me," Warren Zevon's "Desperados Under The Eaves," America's "Hat Trick," Joan Jett's "Good Music" and others.

Discography[edit]

Singles with Dino, Desi & Billy[edit]

Albums with Dino, Desi & Billy[edit]

Albums with Ricci, Desi & Billy[edit]

Albums with The Beach Boys[edit]

Albums with Carl Wilson Of The Beach Boys[edit]

Films[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gaines, Steven S. (1995). Heroes and Villains: The True Story of the Beach Boys. Da Capo Press. p. 185. ISBN 0-786-75104-5. 
  2. ^ Martin,, Ricci; Smith, Christopher E. (2002). That's Amore: A Son Remembers Dean Martin. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 143–145. ISBN 0-878-33272-3. 
  3. ^ Three songs sung by Dino, Desi & Billy, "Thru Spray Colored Glasses" (co-written by Stu Phillips and David Gates), "Like The Wind And Sea" (co-written by Phillips and Ronnie Franklin) and "Just Lookin' For Someone" (co-written by Phillips and Gates). See Follow Me soundtrack particulars; www.discogs.com.

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