William Hinsche was an American musician and a member of the singing group Dino, Desi & Billy and a touring musician with The Beach Boys.
Billy Hinsche Age
Hinsche, passed away at the age of 70. His death was confirmed Saturday, November 20
Billy Hinsche Death
Billy who found fame in a 1960s boy band and later toured for years with the Beach Boys and associated acts, is dead at the age of 70 from cancer. Hinsche was born in Manila, Philippines, but his family moved to Beverly Hills. In high school he became friends with Dean Paul Martin — son of Dean Martin — and Desi Arnaz Jr., son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
The school chums formed the band Dino, Desi and Billy and had two top-40 hits in 1965 with “I’m a Fool” and “Not the Lovin’ Kind.” The group broke up in 1969.
Billy Hinsche Family
Born in Manila, the Philippines, where his father, Otto “Doc” Hinsche, owned a casino, Billy’s family moved to the United States and settled in Beverly Hills. Hinsche attended Loyola 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.
Billy began to work as a session musician for The Beach Boys in the late 1960s. Although he declined at least one offer to formally join the group in favor of continuing his education in August 1969, Billy toured extensively with the band as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist (often playing keyboards and rhythm guitar) from 1971 to 1977 and 1982 to 1996.
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.
Hinsche died after a short battle with lung cancer on November 20, 2021. His mother, Celia Hinsche, also died on the same day.
Billy’ssister, Annie Hinsche-Wilson-Karges, was married to the group’s guitarist, Carl Wilson.
Billy Hinsche Wife
Billy was married man to his wife, Martha Faith Nessel since June 8, 1975. Hinsche’s children are not known (if there is any)
Billy Hinsche Education
He earned a B.F.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Theater, Film, and Television in 1974.
Billy Hinsche Net Worth
Hinsche had an estimated net worth of $1 million – $5 million.